Don Ellis

Don Ellis
1934 - 1978

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Don Ellis passed away on 17th Dec 1978 aged 44.


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First Name Don
Last Name Ellis
Age 44 (age at death) years
Birthday 25th July, 1934
Birthplace Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died 17th December, 1978
Zodiac Sign Leo
Occupation Text Trumpeter, Composer, Arranger
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, Big band, Avant-garde, Jazz fusion
Year(s) Active 1956–1978
Instrument (text) Trumpet, drums
Record Label CBS, Candid, Atlantic, Pacific Jazz, MPS/BASF
Associated Acts Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson

Don 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 unusual time signatures. Later in his life he worked as a film composer, among other works contributing a score to 1971's The French Connection and 1973's The Seven-Ups.

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