Don Ellis passed away on 17th Dec 1978 aged 44.
Don Ellis is a member of the following lists: 20th-century American musicians, Grammy Award-winning artists and 20th-century composers.
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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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