By a Thread

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
John Ellis is best known for being the saxophonist with guitarist Charlie Hunter, although his own solo career has been going well. On By a Thread, Ellis' music all nine selections are his originals has its own quirky logic, like that of Wayne Shorter, although his compositions are also reminiscent of the Keith Jarrett Quintet of the '70s when it featured tenor-saxophonist Dewey Redman. The music is part blues and part gospel but also utilizes unusual structures and is consistently unpredictable. Aaron Goldberg mostly on electric piano and guitarist Mike Moreno have their solo spots, but John Ellis is the main star, both in his writing and in his distinctive playing. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
John Ellis is best known for being the saxophonist with guitarist Charlie Hunter, although his own solo career has been going well. On By a Thread, Ellis' music all nine selections are his originals has its own quirky logic, like that of Wayne Shorter, although his compositions are also reminiscent of the Keith Jarrett Quintet of the '70s when it featured tenor-saxophonist Dewey Redman. The music is part blues and part gospel but also utilizes unusual structures and is consistently unpredictable. Aaron Goldberg mostly on electric piano and guitarist Mike Moreno have their solo spots, but John Ellis is the main star, both in his writing and in his distinctive playing. Recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/9/2006
  • Label: The Music Force
  • UPC: 825005934828
  • Catalog Number: 9348
  • Sales rank: 204,780

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ferris Wheel (6:38)
  2. 2 Tall Drink of Water (7:22)
  3. 3 Little Giggles (4:36)
  4. 4 Old Man (7:27)
  5. 5 Wishing Well (7:36)
  6. 6 Lonnie (6:11)
  7. 7 Umpty Eleven (6:40)
  8. 8 Swirl (6:49)
  9. 9 Moore's Alphabet (8:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Ellis Primary Artist, Bass Clarinet, Ocarina, Saxophone
Reuben Rogers Acoustic Bass
Aaron Goldberg Piano, Pump Organ, fender rhodes
Terreon Gully Drums
Mike Moreno Guitar
Technical Credits
John Ellis Composer
Michael Brorby Engineer
Michael Perez Cisernos Mastering
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