New Ideas (album)

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New Ideas
Studio album by Don Ellis
Released 1961
Recorded May 11, 1961
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 44:44
Label New Jazz
NJLP 8257
Producer Esmond Edwards
Don Ellis chronology
Out of Nowhere
(1960)
New Ideas
(1961)
Essence
(1962)

New Ideas is an album by trumpeter Don Ellis recorded in 1961 and released on the New Jazz label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 4 stars stating "Don Ellis experiments with time, new chord structures, and free improvisation... Even over 40 years later, his thoughtful musical experiments of the early '60s are often quite fascinating to hear".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Don Ellis

  1. "Natural H." - 4:33
  2. "Despair to Hope" - 4:19
  3. "Uh-Huh" - 8:15
  4. "Four and Three" - 5:05
  5. "Imitation" - 7:57
  6. "Solo" - 2:17
  7. "Cock and Bull" - 7:06
  8. "Tragedy" - 5:12

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prestige Records New Jazz catalogue discography accessed May 24, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed May 24, 2013