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Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: July 25, 1934 | Died: 1978

Before his untimely death in 1978 at the young age of 44, Don Ellis was one of the most creative and innovative jazz musicians of all time. In a career span of less than 25 years, Don Ellis distinguished himself as a trumpeter, drummer, composer, arranger, recording artist, author, music critic, and music educator. However, Don Ellis is probably best remembered for his work as a big band leader. His orchestra, which was active from 1966-78, achieved enormous popular appeal at a time when the influence of big band music was noticeably fading.

Ellis's significance lies in his use of groundbreaking musical techniques and devices, new to the world of jazz. Ellis's innovations include the use of electronic instruments, electronic sound-altering devices, experiments with quartertones, and the infusion of 20th-century classical music devices into the jazz idiom. Ellis's greatest contributions, however, came in the area of rhythm....
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    Don Ellis

    Nonesuch
    2013
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    Live In India

    Southport Records
    2010
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    Haiku

    Promising Music/MPS
    2010
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    Tears Of Joy

    Wounded Bird Records
    2005
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    Essence

    Mighty Quinn Productions
    2005
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    Connection

    Wounded Bird Records
    2005
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    Don Ellis at Fillmore

    Wounded Bird Records
    2005
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