Scott Yanow: The second Concord album was recorded the day after the first with the same lineup: guitarists Herb Ellis and Joe Pass, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Jake Hanna. If anything, the guitarists' rematch was a bit stronger than their first due to material better suited for jamming including "In a Mellotone," a speedy "Seven Come Eleven," "Perdido" and "Concord Blues." Although Pass would soon be recognized as a giant, Ellis battles him to a draw on this frequently exciting bop-oriented date.
Ellis, Herb & Joe Pass - Seven, Come Eleven – Used
vinyl: G+. Considerable wear, nothing too extreme, tested through both sides, crackle comes through clearly in the quiet moments, which isn't much of an issue when the band gets cooking, in fact it sounds great.
Bassist Ray Brown helps get the groove going.