John Ellis LA-story w. Don Ellis ‘Whiplash’

My former client John Axson Ellis teaching Los Angeles area jazz futures via the Monk Institute and residency spring 2014 at art center

My former client John Axson Ellis teaching Los Angeles area jazz futures via the Monk Institute and residency spring 2014 at art center


Go, John! I didn’t realize.

Caveat: “hundreds” of recording credits is a big of a stretch: All Music Guide lists 138 credits which is closer to 42 sessions, still pretty busy dude, because that includes up to 5 each on his own cd- sax, clarinet, primary artist, composer. Actually John plays at least eight instruments: tenor, soprano, flute, bass clarinet, keys, that weird plastic toy thingy, ocarina, vocals.

Donny McCaslin meanwhile has 291 credits by that standard.

The internal search functions recommended this after I read an article about “Whiplash” the movie, which includes a cue drop from the Don Ellis performance of that Hank Levy song: John is not Don is not Dave or David. But has mos def carved out his niche (and Mos Def sang with him).
posted to site KCET by dude from Monk Inst

adn1:
The movie about Jazz “Whiplash” named for a Hank Levy (sax, composer) song, as performed by Don Ellis, back in the day:

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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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