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Don Ellis/The Don Ellis Orchestra: Electric Bath

Track List

>Indian Lady
>Turkish Bath
>Open Beauty
>New Horizons

Album Notes

The 1998 reissue of ELECTRIC BATH contains two bonus tracks that did not appear on the original release.

Includes liner notes by Ben Brooks.

All tracks have been digitally remastered using 20-bit technology.

Years before the advent of jazz-rock, when BITCHES BREW was just a gleam in Miles Davis's eye, young trumpet sensation Don Ellis was combining jazz with electric, rock-identified elements in an amalgam that somehow managed to be both adventurous and popular. Listening to ELECTRIC BATH today, some of the '60s go-go-dance beats Ellis added to his forward-looking big band compositions sound a bit dated. For the time, though, his vision and adventurousness were unparalleled. Even now, the elements of discord in the horn section, the weird time signatures, and the presence of sitar and electric keyboards in a jazz context seem like unprecedented foresight. For those interested in the place where rock and jazz meet, this is one of the first places to look.


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