Lisle Ellis

Lisle Ellis

Also known as Ellis, L.Ellis, L.S. Ellis, L.S.Ellis
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.lisleellis.com/

Discography of Lisle Ellis:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 What We Live 8 Audio 1996 DIW Records
2 Sweet Freedom - Now What? 15 Audio 1995 hat ART
3 Sweet Freedom - Now What? 15 Audio 2004 hatOLOGY
4 Sucker Punch Requiem: An Homage To Jean-Michel Basquiat 16 Audio 2008-02-00 Henceforth Records
5 Kaleidoscopes 11 Audio 1992 Hat Art
6 Saunters, Walks, Ambles 16 Audio 1999 CIMP
7 Sonoluminescence 7 Audio 1996 Nine Winds Records
8 Chew Your Food 9 Audio 2010 NoBusiness Records
9 What We Live Fo(u)r 7 Audio 1996 Black Saint
10 Children In Peril 12 Audio 1997 Music And Arts Programs Of America, Inc.
11 When Silence Pulls 9 Audio 1991 Music And Arts Programs Of America, Inc.
12 Blue Reve 12 Audio 2003 Eld Records
13 Live At Spruce Street Forum 5 Audio 2004 Botticelli Records


Considered by many to be an important voice in improvised music, Ellis' twenty-five years of activity has included stints with the Cecil Taylor Quartet, Paul Bley and a long musical relationship with the late Glenn Spearman. From 1975-1979, Ellis studied in New York at the renowned Creative Music Studio (CMS).

While living in Canada, he co-founded the New Orchestra Workshop (NOW) in 1978 and the Association des Musiciens Improvisaterus de Montreal in 1991. Ellis has toured and performed worldwide with many if not all of the luminaries of creative music. He has also collaborated extensively with dancers, actors, and artists worldwide.

Ellis has recorded extensively and is featured on at least 40 CD's and he began winning awards and commissions in 1978, and in 1991, he was the first musician honored in Canada as a recipient of the Freddie Stone Award, which is presented annually to a musician who has shown innovation and integrity in their field.

Presently he divides his time between San Diego and San Francisco.


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