Friday At The Fillmore ~ “Rock Odyssey” ~ Don Ellis Orchestra.

Don Ellis_1970 Fillmore West


Not only the did Rock and Blues best play the Fillmore, some great Jazz musicians and bands also played. To me this was the best big band that ever hit the Fillmore West stage. The song’s title just happen to fit right into the venue.

This 20 piece orchestra of Ellis that year jammed the roof off the place.



Rock Odyssey

Composed by Hank Levy.
Recorded in June 1970 at the Fillmore West.
Released in 1970.

Don Ellis – trumpet, arranger
Jay Graydon – guitar
Lonnie Shetter, Fred Selden, Jon Clarke, Sam Falzone – woodwinds
John Klemmer – saxophone
John Rosenberg, Stuart Blumberg, Glenn Stuart, Jack Coan – trumpet
Ernie Carlson, Glenn Ferris – trombone
Don Switzer – bass trombone
Doug Bixby – contrabass tuba
Tom Garvin – piano
Dennis F. Parker – bass
Ralph Humphrey, Ron Dunn – drums
Lee Pastora – congas


Don Ellis


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