Illumination!/Dear John C.

Illumination!/Dear John C.

by Elvin Jones
     
 
This two-fer combines drummer Elvin Jones' 1963 release Illumination and Dear John C., which came out two years later. Originally, these LPs were released separately on Impulse. Illumination is actually credited to Jones and Coltrane quartet alumni Jimmy Garrison and, as it states on the

Overview

This two-fer combines drummer Elvin Jones' 1963 release Illumination and Dear John C., which came out two years later. Originally, these LPs were released separately on Impulse. Illumination is actually credited to Jones and Coltrane quartet alumni Jimmy Garrison and, as it states on the cover, features pianist McCoy Tyner. The music is a bit more "out" than Dear John C., which can be attributed to the addition of the innovative avant-garde musicians Sonny Simmons and Prince Lasha. Dear John C. is a laid-back date featuring alto saxophonist Charlie Mariano, with Roland Hanna, and Elvin's older brother, Hank Jones, splitting piano duties. The music has been remastered and, while there are no bonus tracks or new liner notes, Impulse had the good taste to restore the original packaging: front and back cover art and liner notes.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/26/2011
Label:
Impulse Records
UPC:
0600753346983
catalogNumber:
5334698
Rank:
177966

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elvin Jones   Primary Artist,Drums
Richard Davis   Bass
Hank Jones   Piano
Prince Lasha   Clarinet,Flute
Charlie Mariano   Alto Saxophone
Sonny Simmons   English Horn,Alto Saxophone
Charles Davis   Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Garrison   Bass
McCoy Tyner   Piano
Roland Hanna   Piano

Technical Credits

Frank Sinatra   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Charles Mingus   Composer
Sonny Simmons   Composer
Matt Dennis   Composer
Charles Davis   Composer
Bob Hammer   Composer
Jimmy Garrison   Composer
McCoy Tyner   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Anthony Newley   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Bob Thiele   Composer,Producer
Ned Washington   Composer
Gene Gifford   Composer
Joe Lebow   Liner Notes
Robert Flynn   Cover Design
Sol Parker   Composer
Thomas Adair   Composer
William B Lawsha   Composer
Stephen James   Liner Notes
Henry Sanicola   Composer

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