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Don Ellis played trumpet in big bands and orchestras before leading his own bands and recording his own compositions. He experimented with odd time signatures and unusual instrumentations, and his Eastern-influenced jazz gained popularity during the psychedelic 1960s. Ellis also invented a four-valve trumpet and developed a slide/valve trombone called a "superbone."

Ellis won a Grammy for his soundtrack to The French Connection.

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  • goooooosebumps dude
  • Not quite my tempo.
  • Best cover of Hey Jude ever. [2]
  • So amazing!
  • Only 3200 listeners for THE Don Ellis?
  • wow. just...wow.
  • Don Ellis—now connected to the group ➤ [group]future of jaZz[/group]
  • Best cover of Hey Jude ever.
  • i listened to Live at Monterey from an early age. Years later when i discovered King Crimson their odd meters didn't phase me a bit ;)
  • sadly unknown jazz artist..difficult to find anyone more adventurous and naturally experimental in the world of jazz i'd have to say

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