Music from Other Galaxies and Planets

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/15/2006
  • Label: Wounded Bird Records
  • UPC: 664140822726
  • Catalog Number: 8227
  • Sales rank: 78,713

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Star Wars (3:23)
  2. 2 Arcturas (5:44)
  3. 3 Princess Leia's Theme (3:49)
  4. 4 Orion's Sword (3:47)
  5. 5 Pegasus (2:44)
  6. 6 Crypton (3:31)
  7. 7 Lyra (5:51)
  8. 8 Eros (4:12)
  9. 9 Ursa (2:48)
  10. 10 Vulcan (4:37)
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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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