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Don Ellis

Don Ellis

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birthday
25th
July, 1934
Death
17th
December, 1978
Birth Place
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Birth Sign
leo
Biography

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.

instruments played
drums
trumpet
Associated Acts

Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson

Birth Name

Donald Johnson Ellis

Genres

Jazz, big band, avant-garde, jazz fusion

Labels

CBS, Candid, Atlantic, Pacific Jazz, MPS

Occupations

Musician, composer, arranger

Years Active

1956 1978

Name

Don Ellis

Nationality

United States of America

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