- Released: June 8, 2010
- Label: Promising Music
- 3.Water Jewel
- 4.Cherry Petals
- 6.Summer Rain
- 7.Two Autumns
- 8.Mirror-Pond of Stars
Personnel: Don Ellis (trumpet); David Cohen, Larry Carlton, Tommy Tedesco (guitar); Catherine Gotthofer (harp); Gerald Vinci, George Kast, Marvin Limonick, Erno Neufeld, George Berres, Shirley Cornell, Marcia VanDyck, Jacob Krachmalnik, Israel Baker (violin); Allan Harshman (viola); Ronald Cooper, Raphael Kramer, Frederick Seykora (cello); Milcho Leviev (keyboards); John Guerin (drums).
Liner Note Authors: G”tz-Michael Rieth; Consul Bodo Jacoby; Ken Orton.
Recording information: Capital Studios, Hollywood, CA (06/01/1973-06/04/1973).
Photographers: Baldhard Falk; Maria Eckstein.
Translator: Baldhard Falk.
Arranger: Don Ellis.
This album is a very different Don Ellis record. Rather than using a big band, the trumpeter is well showcased while backed by a large string section on ten moody originals. Although the rhythm section includes keyboardist Milcho Leviev and bassist Ray Brown, the focus throughout this set is almost entirely on Ellis, who plays beautifully on his ten picturesque pieces. In some ways this out-of-print Lp is an ancestor of New Age for much of the music is quite mellow. A definite change of pace for Don Ellis. ~ Scott Yanow