Live in 3⅔/4 Time

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Live in 3⅔/4 Time
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Live album by Don Ellis
Released 1967
Recorded October 10, 1966 and March 27, 1967
The Pacific Jazz Festival, Costa Mesa and Shelly's Manne-Hole, Los Angeles
Genre Jazz
Length 73:05 CD reissue with bonus tracks
Label Pacific Jazz
PJ 10112
Producer Richard Bock
Don Ellis chronology
Don Ellis Orchestra 'Live' at Monterey!
(1966)Don Ellis Orchestra 'Live' at Monterey!1966
Live in 3⅔/4 Time
Electric Bath
(1969)Electric Bath1969

Live in 3⅔/4 Time is a live album by trumpeter Don Ellis recorded in 1966 at the Pacific Jazz Festival and Shelly's Manne-Hole in 1967 and released on the Pacific Jazz label. The title comes from the composition "Upstart" which is in 3⅔
time signature but is more commonly expressed as 11


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[4]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 4½ stars stating "The Don Ellis Orchestra really came into its own during the period covered by this CD (1966-1967), playing perfectly coherent solos in ridiculous time signatures... Fun music".[3] The Penguin Guide to Jazz called it "entertaining and provocative".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Don Ellis except as indicated

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Orientation"   11:20
2. "Angel Eyes" Earl Brent, Matt Dennis 5:41
3. "Freedom Jazz Dance" Eddie Harris 3:54
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Barnum's Revenge" Ruben Leon 4:36
2. "Upstart"   9:02
3. "Thetis" Hank Levy 8:27
Bonus tracks on CD reissue
  1. "Bossa Nueva Nova" (Levy) - 5:30
  2. "Opus Five" (Howlett Smith) - 9:53
  3. "Seven Up" (Smith) - 4:39
  4. "One Note" (Jaki Byard) - 2:24
  5. "Freedom Jazz Dance" [alternative version] (Harris) - 7:39
  • Recorded at The Pacific Jazz Festival in Costa Mesa, California on October 10, 1966 (tracks 1-3) and at Shelly's Manne-Hole in San Francisco, California on March 27, 1967 (tracks 4-11)



  1. ^ Edwards, D., Eyries, P. & Callahan, M. Pacific Jazz/Pacifica Album Discography accessed May 27, 2013
  2. ^ Don Ellis discography accessed May 27, 2013
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed May 27, 2013
  4. ^ 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.