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Children In Peril Suite / L. S. Ellis - L.s. Ellis

L.s. Ellis
Release Date: 03/17/1998 
Label:  Music And Arts   Catalog #: 1016  
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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L.S. Ellis (formerly known as Lisle when he lived in Canada) is a highly visible member of the improvisational jazz scene in San Francisco. His previous recordings on Music & Arts with Canadian pianist Paul Plimley have earned rave reviews internationally. For this production Ellis has assembled some of the finest improv jazz instrumentalists in the Bay Aera. The tone poems are based in part on poems of the Japanese Zen master Basho, the Russian lyricist Anna Akhmatova, and the Spanish revolutionary poet Frederico Garcia Lorca. 'Canadian bassist Ellis has assembled an interesting cast of jazz pros to interpret a set of his original compositions dedicated to 'all children who suffered.' However, there's somewhat more to this disc than Read more ballads and dirges, with some more lively pieces also reflecting emotional turmoil and, toward the end of the set, quiet affirmation...Jagged rhythms and elusive melodic fragments do not evoke easy emotions, but this is ultimately a strength because the music continues to reveal new surfaces and dimensions even after numerous hearings.' - Bill Tilland, Option Read less

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