George Russell Sextet: Ezz-Thetics

George Russell Sextet: Ezz-Thetics

performed by George Allan Russell, 1923-, Don Ellis, 1934-1978, Dave Baker, Eric Dolphy, Jr., 1928-1964, Stephen Swallow and Joe Hunt, George Russell Sextet (Riverside, 2007), 56 mins, 8 page(s)

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Field of Interest
Jazz
Content Type
Music recording
Duration
56 mins
Ensemble
George Russell Sextet
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
Post-Bop, Avant-Garde
Label
Riverside
Page Count
8
Performer
George Allan Russell, 1923-, Don Ellis, 1934-1978, Dave Baker, Eric Dolphy, Jr., 1928-1964, Stephen Swallow, Joe Hunt
Date Recorded
1961-05-08
Release Date
2007
Review
This is a true classic. Composer/pianist George Russell gathered together a very versatile group of talents (trumpeter Don Ellis, trombonist Dave Baker, Eric Dolphy on alto and bass clarinet, bassist Steve Swallow, and drummer Joe Hunt) to explore three of his originals, "'Round Midnight" (which is given an extraordinary treatment by Dolphy), Miles Davis' "Nardis," and David Baker's "Honesty." The music is post-bop and although using ideas from avant-garde jazz, it does not fall into any simple category. The improvising is at a very high level and the frameworks (which include free and stop-time sections) really inspire the players. Highly recommended. [Riverside's 2007 reissue included two bonus tracks.] ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
Subject
Jazz, Music & Performing Arts, Post-Bop, Post-Bop
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Post-Bop

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