Don Ellis  

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


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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 work...

    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
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