• don ellis Tears of Joy / Connection (double CD, £11.50)

    label: Beat Goes On

    Jazz trumpeter Ellis’s last two albums for Columbia Records. ‘Tears For Joy’, originally a double vinyl album, was recorded in 1971 at Basin Street West in San Francisco, and is regarded by many as his finest album. ‘Connection’ is Ellis’s arrangements of pop hits of the day, featuring his award-winning ‘French Connection’ theme from the movie. Digitally remastered and slipcased. Extensive new notes. CD 1: Tears Of Joy / 5/4 Getaway / Bulgarian Bulge / Get It Together / Quiet Longing / Blues In Elf / Loss / How’s This For Openers? / Samba Bajada / Strawberry Soup / Euphoric Acid / CD 2: Put It Where You Want It / Alone Again (Naturally) / Superstar / I Feel The Earth Move / Theme From “The French Connection” / Conquistador / Roundabout / Chain Reaction / Goodbye To Love / Lean On Me / Train To Get There

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