Michael Verity

Don Ellis: “Soaring” (MPS 1785959)

Don Ellis was best known for his late 1960s band that experimented with odd time signatures and electronic instruments. Through his exploration of ethnomusicology and film music, his concepts deepened through the early 1970s. Michael Verity discusses Ellis’ late masterpiece, Soaring in this Retro Review.


Two Reviews from Michael Verity

Former JHO contributor Michael Verity helped us out on this issue by reviewing a pair of new CDs. Rather than mix them in with Thomas Cunniffe’s notices, we’ve given Michael his own spot. He offers his reactions to Jim McNeely’s Barefoot Dances and Other Visions and McClenty Hunter’s The Groove Hunter.