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Don Ellis

Donald Johnson Ellis (July 25, 1934 – December 17, 1978) was an American jazz trumpeter, drummer, composer, and bandleader. He is best known for his extensive musical experimentation, particularly in the area of time signatures. Later in his life he worked as a film composer, contributing a score to 1971's The French Connection and 1973's The Seven-Ups.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1934 (Los Angeles), Died December 17, 1978 (Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1961

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 110220 2/23/1961 Theme George Russell Sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 110221 2/23/1961 Mardi Gras George Russell Sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 110222 2/23/1961 Rhymes George Russell Sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 110223 2/23/1961 Lunacy George Russell Sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 110224 2/23/1961 Vamp George Russell Sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 110225 2/23/1961 War gewessen George Russell Sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 110226 2/23/1961 Sandu George Russell Sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 110227 2/23/1961 Tune up George Russell Sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ellis, Don," accessed October 4, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/313939.

Ellis, Don. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 4, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/313939.

"Ellis, Don." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 4 October 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/313939

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