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44 (age at death) years
25th July, 1934
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
17th December, 1978
Trumpeter, Composer, Arranger
|Music Genre (Text)||
Jazz, Big band, Avant-garde, Jazz fusion
CBS, Candid, Atlantic, Pacific Jazz, MPS/BASF
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.