John Ellis

John Ellis

"It's hard to say those two words next to each other and not smile," says John Ellis about Puppet Mischief, the title of the saxophonist's latest album with his band Double-Wide, to be released Feb. 23rd on ObliqSound. That statement -- and the images conveyed by the album's intriguing title -- applies equally to the music within. Puppet Mischief, which draws its inspiration from the rich vein of music the city of New Orleans has given the world, exudes an air of delight and exhilaration.

Another considerable chunk of the music's inspiration,... more