Don Ellis - Essence

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Don Ellis - Essence

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This remarkable 1962 session features a quartet with pianist Paul Bley, bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Gene Stone. Nick Martinis substitutes for Stone on "Form" and both drummers play on "Ostinato". Ellis and company perform four originals for the album as well as Carla Bley's "Donkey", Ellington's "Johnny Come Lately" and two standards.



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Duke Ellington

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