Well, if you heard the tune and made it past the first three minutes of solo ring modulated trumpet, then you know that the Beatles tune was McCartney’s classic “Hey Jude.” But this is one crazy version of the tune – complete with a bizarre circus-on-hallucinogens verse and a screaming trumpet section climax with more ring modulated trumpet soloing over top! So who was the trumpet player? Don Ellis! Live at the Fillmore. The whole record is great, but this Hey Jude makes me laugh every time. I won’t get into much about Ellis because I already did – back when I first started this blog. As corny as Don Ellis can get, I still really enjoy his music.
Indian Lady – 1968 Part One
Indian Lady – 1968 Part Two