Music from Other Galaxies and Planets

Music from Other Galaxies and Planets

by Don Ellis
     
 

This LP is the only complete misfire of Don Ellis' career. The trumpeter-bandleader had the distinction of being the first jazz musician to record the theme from Star Wars, but his forgettable version was soon greatly overshadowed by Maynard Ferguson's hit record. In addition to "Star Wars" and "Princess Leia's Theme" (alsoSee more details below

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This LP is the only complete misfire of Don Ellis' career. The trumpeter-bandleader had the distinction of being the first jazz musician to record the theme from Star Wars, but his forgettable version was soon greatly overshadowed by Maynard Ferguson's hit record. In addition to "Star Wars" and "Princess Leia's Theme" (also from the film), Ellis performs eight rather lightweight originals, all of which were given outer space names to try to capitalize on the movie's success. Ellis' big band has little to do other than play mundane ensembles and take occasional short solos. This is the one Don Ellis record that should be skipped.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/15/2006
Label:
Wounded Bird Records
UPC:
0664140822726
catalogNumber:
8227
Rank:
70031

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Don Ellis   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Ted Nash   Saxophone,Wind,Woodwind
Laurie Badessa   Strings
Richard Bullock   Trombone
Darrell Clayborn   Bass
Jack Coan   Trumpet
Jim Coile   Saxophone,Wind
Dave Crigger   Drums
Mike Englander   Drums
Paula Hochhalter   Strings
Alan Kaplan   Trombone
Randy Kerber   Synthesizer,Piano,Electric Piano,Clavinet
Sidney Muldrow   French Horn
Ann Patterson   Saxophone,Wind,Woodwind
Gil Rathel   Trumpet
Ruth Ritchie   Percussion
Jimbo Ross   Strings
Jim Self   Tuba
Jim Snodgrass   Saxophone,Wind,Woodwind
Glenn Stuart   Trumpet
Pam Tompkins   Strings
Chino Valdes   Percussion,Latin Percussion
James Coile   Saxophone,Woodwind
Paula Hochhalger   Strings

Technical Credits

Don Ellis   Producer,Orchestration
Tommy Vig   Orchestration
Israel Baker   Personnel
George Doering   Contributor
Allan Harshman   Personnel
Dick Nash   Personnel
Pete Romano   Engineer
Sid Garris   Producer
Curt Berg   Orchestration

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