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A Don Ellis Portrait: Strawberry Soup

April 15th, 2015 · No Comments


Ethnomusicology Ph.D. student Marc Bolin recently shared this information, with photos of a special project that began as an assignment for Ethnomusicology 205. Ethnomusicology archivists (Aaron and Maureen) suggested archival collections to research that might specifically interest each student in the class. For Marc Bolin, they could think of no better choice than the Don Ellis collection. Bolin looked through dozens of boxes of Ellis parts and scores and when he found “Strawberry Soup,” he knew he had to do something with the piece and decided to perform it. The Ethnomusicology Review provides the full story, with pictures.

The Ellis Portrait Big Band performing in the UCLA Music Library

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