Arrival: Jazz/Concord/Seven, Come Eleven

Arrival: Jazz/Concord/Seven, Come Eleven

by Herb EllisHerb Ellis




For lovers of guitar jazz, inspired pairings like Joe Pass and Herb Ellis make for special outings. While both players prospered in a number of settings, they brought out a new quality in each other when paired together, bumping up the energy a notch or two. Arrival is special because it reissues the duo's first two albums with Concord: Jazz/Concord in 1973 and the live Seven, Come Eleven in 1974 (also Concord's first two albums). The quartet is completed by bassist Ray Brown and drummer Jake Hanna, two fine players who keep the program bopping along. Both discs, filled with reliable standards, are excellent in different ways. Arrival kicks off with "Look for the Silver Lining," which bounces along like the perfect daydream for nearly five minutes. The stereo separation of the two guitars sounds great on the hi-fi, and renditions of "Stuffy" and "Georgia" are fantastic. Seven, Come Eleven begins with "In a Mellow Tone" but really blasts off with the title track, a Charlie Christian/Benny Goodman tune played faster than one can imagine anyone's fingers moving. This set, unlike Jazz/Concord, feeds from the energy of the audience. While the roots of both of these recordings date back to swing, the music never sounds like a nostalgia trip. Instead, these discs have captured Pass and Ellis in the moment, delivering crisp solos and dense accompaniment. Arrival offers two great CDs and a chance to check out, or revisit, two great guitarists.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/28/2003
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0013431216827
catalogNumber: 2168


Disc 1

  1. Look for the Silver Lining
  2. The Shadow of Your Smile
  3. Good News Blues
  4. Honeysuckle Rose
  5. Happiness Is the Concord Jazz Festival
  6. Stuffy
  7. Georgia on My Mind
  8. Love for Sale
  9. Bad News Blues

Disc 2

  1. In a Mellow Tone
  2. Seven Come Eleven
  3. Prelude to a Kiss
  4. Perdido
  5. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
  6. Easy Living
  7. Concord Blues

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Herb Ellis   Primary Artist,Guitar
Jake Hanna   Drums
Joe Pass   Guitar
Ray Brown   Bass

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Charlie Christian   Composer
Herb Ellis   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Joe Pass   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Coleman Hawkins   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Ray Brown   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Phil Edwards   Engineer,Remixing
Milt Gabler   Composer
Dick Hixson   Cover Photo
Carl Jefferson   Producer,Contributor
Johnny Mandel   Composer
J. Neiburg   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Ellis Reynolds   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Stuart Gorrell   Composer
Philip Elwood   Liner Notes
Abbey Anna   Art Direction
Irving Gordon   Composer
Doc Daugherty   Composer
Hans Lengsfelder   Composer
Carl E. Jefferson   Producer

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