Dance Like There's No Tomorrow

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
John Ellis' Dance Like There's No Tomorrow is a great deal of fun. The unusual instrumentation of saxophone, accordion or organ and drums is propelled by the tireless sousaphone playing of Matt Perrine. Ellis' originals, which include such wacky songtitles as "Trash Bash," "Tattooed Teen Waltzes with Grandma" and "Three-Legged Tango in Jackson Square" often contain music as colorful as the titles. Favorites include the tango groove of "Three-Legged Tango" and the party music of "Zydeco Clowns on the Lam." While some of the pieces are more laid-back, the creativity of the musicians, with Ellis in superior form throughout on his three reeds, and the unusual tone colors Gary ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
John Ellis' Dance Like There's No Tomorrow is a great deal of fun. The unusual instrumentation of saxophone, accordion or organ and drums is propelled by the tireless sousaphone playing of Matt Perrine. Ellis' originals, which include such wacky songtitles as "Trash Bash," "Tattooed Teen Waltzes with Grandma" and "Three-Legged Tango in Jackson Square" often contain music as colorful as the titles. Favorites include the tango groove of "Three-Legged Tango" and the party music of "Zydeco Clowns on the Lam." While some of the pieces are more laid-back, the creativity of the musicians, with Ellis in superior form throughout on his three reeds, and the unusual tone colors Gary Versace's organ can sound quite spooky, make this a particularly memorable effort. Certainly the music will always keep one guessing for this is a group with unlimited potential.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/2008
  • Label: Hyena
  • UPC: 825005936525
  • Catalog Number: 9365
  • Sales rank: 393,536

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All Up in the Aisles - John Ellis & Double-Wide (8:47)
  2. 2 Trash Bash - John Ellis & Double-Wide (6:37)
  3. 3 Dream and Mosh - John Ellis & Double-Wide (8:36)
  4. 4 I Miss You Molly - John Ellis & Double-Wide (7:23)
  5. 5 Three-Legged Tango in Jackson Square - John Ellis & Double-Wide (6:13)
  6. 6 Tattooed Teen Waltzes with Grandma - John Ellis & Double-Wide (8:49)
  7. 7 Zydeco Clowns on the Lam - John Ellis & Double-Wide (5:41)
  8. 8 Prom Song - John Ellis & Double-Wide (6:09)
  9. 9 Dance Like There's No Tomorrow - John Ellis & Double-Wide (6:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Ellis Primary Artist, Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Jason Marsalis Drums
Matt Perrine Sousaphone
Gary Versace Organ, Accordion
Technical Credits
Andy Taub Engineer
John Ellis Composer, Producer
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