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Essence

Label: Resilience Music Alliance
Released: 2019
Track listing: And Sammy Walked In; Mongo's Blues Intro; Mongo's Blues; Liquid Crystal; Mano a Mano; Just Like You; Yes; Piece Of Cake; On Fire; Repercussions; Hello & Goodbye.

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Michel Camilo: Essence

Read "Essence" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Michel Camilo is a virtuoso pianist who mixes jazz, Latin and classical. Playing as part of a trio, he is famous for hitting the listener with a constant barrage of technique as dazzling as it is tiring. Fortunately, the big band format of Essence puts the lid on such displays. The album forms a retrospective on ...

Essence

Label: Fredriksson Music
Released: 2015

Essence

Label: Hevhetia
Released: 2014

Essence

Label: Abòn Records
Released: 2009

Essence

Label: Modern Jazz Record
Released: 2007

Essence

Label: Mighty Quinn Productions
Released: 2005
Track listing: Johnny Come Lately; Slow Space; Ostinato; Donkey; Form; Angel Eyes; Irony; Lover.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Don Ellis: Essence

Read "Essence" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

A very interesting character, trumpeter and bandleader Don Ellis is probably best known for the big bands he led in the late '60s, which served as a vehicle for his experiments with electronics and unusual time signatures. Albums such as Electric Bath and Live in 3 2/3/4 Time are brimming with the excitement of an era ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Don Ellis: Essence

Read "Essence" reviewed by Jim Santella

Originally released in 1962 on Pacific Jazz as P-55, this reissue has been a long time coming. It reveals the kernel of Don Ellis that later blossomed into a broad-based big bandleader who straddled the fence between mainstream jazz and free jazz. His intellectually complex compositions have always knocked the socks off listeners and performers alike.


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