Electric Bath

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Electric Bath
Electric Bath.jpg
Studio album by Don Ellis Orchestra
Released 1967
Recorded September 19 & 20, 1967
Columbia Recording Studios, Hollywood, California
Genre Jazz fusion[1]
Length 44:43
Label Columbia
CS 9585
Producer John Hammond
Don Ellis chronology
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Electric Bath
Shock Treatment
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Electric Bath is an album by trumpeter Don Ellis recorded in 1967 and released on the Columbia label.[2]

Electric Bath was a Grammy nominee in 1968 and that same year won "Album of the Year" in the annual Down Beat readers poll. This album was Don's first studio recording with his big band and his first Columbia Records release. It was produced by noted jazz record producer John Hammond.[3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5 stars[4]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 4/4 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[6]

Scott Yanow for AllMusic states, "For the first time Ellis opened his band to the influence of rock (making liberal use of electronics) and the results lend themselves to some hilarity".[4] The Penguin Guide to Jazz said "No one sounded like this. Tough as it sometimes is, Ellis' music is never less than exhilarating".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Don Ellis except as indicated

  1. "Indian Lady" - 8:06
  2. "Alone" (Hank Levy) - 5:32
  3. "Turkish Bath" (Ron Myers) - 10:16
  4. "Open Beauty" - 8:29
  5. "New Horizons" - 12:20
  6. "Turkish Bath" [Single] (Myers) - 2:52 Bonus track on CD reissue
  7. "Indian Lady" [Single] - 2:58 Bonus track on CD reissue



  1. ^ https://www.thoughtco.com/essential-jazz-fusion-albums-2039708
  2. ^ Don Ellis discography accessed May 27, 2013
  3. ^ http://donellismusic.com
  4. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed May 27, 2013
  5. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 409. ISBN 0141023279. 
  6. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 71. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.