November 17, 2021 Playlist

"At Fillmore" by Don Ellis (1970)
Don Ellis "At Fillmore"  1970 (USA)
This week we feature another double-live jazz fusion album. Don Ellis was a jazz trumpeter who got his first notable gig playing in the band of influential composer George Russell in the early 1960's. By the end of that decade, he had assembled "The Don Ellis Orchestra" and recorded some cutting-edge jazz albums with rock overtones. In 1970, Columbia released double live At Fillmore albums for two artists on that label, this week's CAOTW and one by that other notable fusion trumpeter Miles Davis. Don's orchestra on this album is a band of no less than 20 musicians, including future Zappa drummer Ralph Humphrey. Two of Ellis' signature moves are on display here: playing his trumpet through electronic effects (which he started doing before Miles) and writing songs with complex polymeter rhythms (like prog rock dude).
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year Country
The American BreedStep Out Of Your MindThe American Breed1967USA
The Count FiveMerry-Go-RoundA-side single1967USA
Nazz (Todd Rundgren)Back Of Your MindNazz1968USA
The TroggsMaybe The MadmanMixed Bag1968UK
Roky Erickson & The AliensTwo-Headed Dog (Red Temple Prayer)Roky Erickson & The Aliens1980USA
Cub Scout Bowling Pins
(Guided By Voices)
Nova MonaClang Clang Ho (N)2021 (GBV Inc.)USA
Guided By Voices People Need HolesIt's Not Them. It Couldn't Be Them. It Is Them! (N)2021 (GBV Inc.)USA
Parquet Courts Zoom OutSympathy For Life (N)2021 (Rough Trade)USA
Bad Bad Hats Milky WayWalkman (N)2021 (Don Giovanni)USA
Chrome Night NurseScaropy (N)2021 (Cleopatra)USA
Colleen Gazing At Taurus: Santa EulaliaThe Tunnel And The Clearing (N)2021 (Thrill Jockey)France
Poppy Never Find My PlaceFlux (N)2021 (Sumerian)USA
Esperanza Spalding Formwela 9Songwrights Apothecary Lab (N)2021 (Concord)USA
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu World FabricationCandy Racer (N)2021 (KRK Lab)Japan
Courtney Barnett I'll Be Your Mirror (The Velvet Underground & Nico)I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute To The Velvet Underground (N - various artists compilation)2021 (Verve)Australia
Melvins It's Shoved (Acoustic)
   / Night Goat (Acoustic)
Five Legged Dog (N)2021 (Ipecac)USA
Iron Maiden The Time MachineSenjutsu (N) ("Tactics")2021 (Parlophone/BMG)UK
Mastodon More Than I Could ChewHushed And Grim (N)2021 (Reprise)USA
88Kasyo Junrei
("88-point Pilgrimage")
Kyou Kan Deki Nai
("I Can't Feel Crazy")
Genma Daisai (N)2021 (PPR)Japan
Isildurs Bane & Peter Hammill In Disequilibrium (Parts 1, 2 and 3)In Disequilibrium (N)2021 (Ataraxia)Sweden/UK
Peter Hammill I Who Have Nothing (Ben E. King / Tom Jones)In Translation (N)2021 (Fie!)UK
Van der Graaf Generator (Peter Hammill)KillerH To He, Who Am The Only One1970UK
Don EllisThe Final Analysis
   / Excursion II
   / Rock Odyssey (live)
At Fillmore
Donald Fagen New Frontier
   / The Nightfly (live)
Donald Fagen's The Nightfly Live (N)rec. 2019 (2021 Universal)USA

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