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Don Elliott

tr, vib, 1926-1984 US, Somerville
Singer / Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Don Elliott Helfman

Don Elliott (October 21, 1926 in Somerville, New Jersey – July 5, 1984 in Weston, Connecticut) was an American jazz trumpeter, vibraphonist, vocalist, and mellophone player. His album Calypso Jazz is considered by some jazz enthusiasts to be one of the definitive calypso jazz albums. Elliott recorded over 60 albums and 5,000 advertising jingles throughout his career. Elliott was also a longtime associate of Quincy Jones, contributing vocal work in particular to many of Jones' film scores.

        
Instruments
  • Trumpet
  • Vibraphone
  • Bongos
  • Xylophone
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Children's Music
  • R&B/Soul
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
I'll Know on Tenderly by Bill Evans & Don Elliott
Rack 'Em Up on The Pawnbroker by Quincy Jones
Everything Happens To Me on Tenderly by Bill Evans & Don Elliott
Tenderly on Tenderly by Bill Evans & Don Elliott
Like Someone In Love on Tenderly by Bill Evans & Don Elliott
I'll Take Romance on Tenderly by Bill Evans & Don Elliott
Love Letters on Tenderly by Bill Evans & Don Elliott
Airegin on Tenderly by Bill Evans & Don Elliott
Blues #1 on Tenderly by Bill Evans & Don Elliott
Thou Swell on Tenderly by Bill Evans & Don Elliott

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Don Elliott: Jamaica JazzDon Elliott2017Compil.
Six Classic AlbumsDon Elliott2017Compil.
The Mello Sound Of Don Elliott / Listen To The Music Of Jerry WaldBill Evans With Don Elliott & Jerry Wald2014Compil.
Tenderly - An Informal SessionBill Evans • Don Elliott2001Album
Double Trumpet DoingsDon Elliott1999Album
The Paul Desmond Quintet Plus The Paul Desmond Quartet Featuring Don ElliottThe Paul Desmond Quintet Plus The Paul Desmond Quartet Featuring Don Elliott1992Compil.
RejuvenationDon Elliott1975Album
A Hard Day's NightSascha Burland And Don Elliott With The Nutty Squirrels1964Album
Songs From Shirley Temple MoviesAnne Lloyd & Don Elliott, The Golden Children's Chorus1960Single
That's Quick Draw McGraw And Baba LooeyGilbert Mack, Don Elliott, The Cartoon Cowboys, Jimmy Carroll And His Orchestra1960Single
Roger And Over With Roger PriceRoger Price Featuring Sascha Burland And Don Elliott And Vermont Jazz All-Stars1960Album
Tom Terrific / Mighty ManfredLionell Wilson, Don Elliott, Skip Jacks1960Album
One Kiss Away / Long Black AutomobileDon Elliott1959Single
Counterpoint For Six Valves: Don Elliott And Rusty DedrickDon Elliott And Rusty Dedrick1959Album
77 Sunset StripDon Elliott1959Album
Newport '58Dinah Washington / Terry Gibbs / Max Roach / Don Elliott1959Album
77 Sunset Strip / Peter GunnDon Elliott1959Single
The Hi-Fi Antics Of Meri Ellen And Her Cohorts Featuring Guest Star Don ElliottMeri Ellen And Her Cohorts, Don Elliott1958Album
At The Modern Jazz RoomDon Elliott1958Album
The Mello SoundDon Elliott1958Album
At NewportEddie Costa With Rolf Kühn & Dick Johnson + Mat Mathews And Don Elliott1957Album
Hi-Fi AnticsMeri Ellen And Her Cohorts Featuring Don Elliott And Howie Mann1957Album
At The Modern Jazz RoomDon Elliott1957Single
The Voices Of Don ElliottDon Elliott1957Album
The Versatile Don ElliottDon Elliott1956Single
A Musical Offering By Don ElliottDon Elliott1956Album
The Paul Desmond Quartet Featuring Don ElliottThe Paul Desmond Quartet Featuring Don Elliott1956Album
Vib-RationsCal Tjader / Don Elliott1956Album
Don Elliot SingsDon Elliott1955Album
Doubles In BrassDon Elliott Featuring Ellis Larkins1955Album
Six ValvesDon Elliott And Rusty Dedrick1955Album
MellophoneDon Elliott1955Single
MellophoneDon Elliott1955Album
Sacre Blues / Line For LyonsThe Paul Desmond Quartet Featuring Don ElliottSingle
77 Sunset StripDon Elliott And The Skip-JacksSingle
Children's Marching Song / Battle Hymn Of The Republic / I've Got Sixpence / March Of Siamese ChildrenJimmy Carroll & The Golden Children's Chorus with Win Stracke & Don ElliottSingle
The Nutty SquirrelsSascha Burland, Don ElliottAlbum
The Bob Corwin Quartet Featuring The Trumpet of Don ElliottThe Bob Corwin Quartet, Don ElliottAlbum
Bread & Butter - I Should Have Known Better - Oh, Pretty Woman - Do Wah Diddy DiddySascha Burland And Don Elliott With The Nutty SquirrelsSingle
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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