Nothing But the Blues

Nothing But the Blues

by Herb Ellis


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Guitarist Herb Ellis considers this is his favorite personal album and it is easy to see why. With trumpeter Roy Eldridge and tenor saxophonist Stan Getz contributing contrasting but equally rewarding solos and lots of inspired riffing while bassist Ray Brown and drummer Stan Levey join Ellis in the pianoless rhythm section, these performances have plenty of color and drive. Ellis does indeed stick to the blues during the original eight selections yet there is also a surprising amount of variety. This CD reissue has been augmented by four numbers from 1958 originally recorded for a European soundtrack. Getz, Eldridge, and Coleman Hawkins all have their features but Dizzy Gillespie fares best.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/07/2010
Label: Ais
UPC: 8436028693993
catalogNumber: 2869399
Rank: 74444

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Herb Ellis   Primary Artist,Guitar
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Stan Getz   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Giuffre   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jim Hall   Rhythm Guitar
Richie Kamuca   Tenor Saxophone
Art Pepper   Alto Saxophone
Bud Shank   Alto Saxophone
Stan Levey   Drums
Lou Levy   Piano
Ray Brown   Bass
Joe Mondragon   Bass

Technical Credits

Herb Ellis   Composer
Jimmy Giuffre   Arranger,Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Ray Brown   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Nat Hentoff   Liner Notes
Clarence Williams   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Arthur Johnston   Composer
John Tynan   Liner Notes
Sam Coslow   Composer
Stitzel   Composer
E.A. Swan   Composer
Brunies   Composer
Leon Rappolo   Composer
Arnold Marcus   Liner Notes

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