180-gram vinyl

Audiophile analog remastering

Liner notes, remastering information and master tape box photos inside

The last album by Don Ellis' big band before the trumpeter suffered a heart attack that would ultimately cut short both his career and his life, this underrated set finds Ellis' orchestra consisting of seven brass (including tuba), four strong woodwind players, a string quartet, and an enlarged six-piece rhythm section that includes guitarist Jay Graydon and keyboardist Milcho Leviev.

A special highlight is "Invincible" which is an outstanding feature for altoist Vince Denham. Ellis composed four of the eight originals including one titled "The Devil Made Me Write This Piece!"

Track Listing
1. Whiplash
2. Sladka Pitka
3. Devil Made Me Write This Piece
4. Go Back Home
5. Invincible
6. Image Of Maria
7. Sidonie
8. Nicole

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