Don Ellis at Fillmore

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Don Ellis at Fillmore
Don Ellis at Fillmore.jpg
Live album by Don Ellis
Released 1970
Recorded Fillmore West, June, 1970; San Francisco, CA
Genre Big band
Length 86:37
Label Columbia
Don Ellis chronology
The New Don Ellis Band Goes Underground
(1969)The New Don Ellis Band Goes Underground1969
Don Ellis at Fillmore
(1970)
Tears of Joy
(1971)Tears of Joy1971

Don Ellis at Fillmore is a live double-LP by big band leader Don Ellis which was released in 1970.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
All About Jazz 5/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 2/5 stars[4]

Al Campbell of Allmusic said "This is a crazy and consistently riotous two-disc set that features the Don Ellis Orchestra at its height".[2] On All About Jazz, Jim Santella observed "Don Ellis takes you off on a whirlwind ride, using electronic trumpet, complex meters, superb big band arrangements, and a cast of experienced sidemen who blow the walls down"[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. "Final Analysis" (Don Ellis) – 13:59
  2. "Excursion #2" (John Klemmer) – 5:44
  3. "The Magic Bus Ate My Doughnut" (Fred Selden) – 2:29

Side B[edit]

  1. "The Blues" (Ellis) – 7:25
  2. "Salvatore Sam" (Ellis) – 5:06
  3. "Rock Odyssey" (Hank Levy) – 9:48

Side C[edit]

  1. "Hey Jude" (Lennon–McCartney) – 10:38
  2. "Antea" (Levy) – 5:59
  3. "Old Man's Tear" (Klemmer) – 4:53

Side D[edit]

  1. "Great Divide" (Ellis) – 8:42
  2. "Pussy Wiggle Stomp" (Ellis) – 11:54

Personnel[edit]

  • Don Ellis - trumpet, drums
  • John Klemmer - tenor saxophone
  • Jay Graydon - guitar
  • John Rosenberg, Stuart Blumberg, Glenn Stuart, Jack Coan - trumpets
  • Ernie Carlson, Glenn Ferris - trombone
  • Don Switzer - bass trombone
  • Lonnie Shetter, Fred Selden, Jon Clarke, Sam Falzone - woodwinds
  • Doug Bixby - contrabass tuba
  • Tom Garvin - piano
  • Dennis F. Parker - bass
  • Ralph Humphrey - drums
  • Ron Dunn - drums
  • Lee Pastora - congas

References[edit]

  1. ^ Don Ellis discography, accessed March 6, 2015
  2. ^ a b Campbell, Al. Don Ellis – Don Ellis at Fillmore at AllMusic. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Santella, J., All About Jazz Review, September 26, 2005
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 71. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.