In August 1962, “Pacific Jazz” label released “Essence” the fourth Don Ellis album. It was recorded in July 1962, in Los Angeles, and was produced by Richard Bock.
- Don Ellis- trumpet
- Paul Bley- piano
- Gary Peacock- bass
- Nick Martinis, Gene Stone – drums
All tracks by Don Ellis except where noted.
- Johnny Come Lately – Billy Strayhorn
- Slow Space
- Donkey – Carla Bley
- Angel Eyes – Earl Brent, Matt Dennis
- Lover – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart