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Ellery Eskelin

ts, 1959-1974 US, Wichita, Kansas
Musician of Jazz

Ellery Eskelin (born August 16, 1959) is an American tenor saxophonist, born in Wichita, Kansas, and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, from the age of two. His parents, Rodd Keith and Bobbie Lee, were both professional musicians. Rodd Keith died in 1974 in Los Angeles, California, and became a cult figure after his death in the little-known field of "song-poem" music. Organist Bobbie Lee performed in local nightclubs in Baltimore in the early 1960s and provided Eskelin an introduction to standards from the Great American Songbook as well as inspiring an early interest in jazz music.

  • Tenor sax
  • Saxophone
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
xcpf on Unfold Ordinary Mind by Ben Goldberg
ABC on The Pearls by Ellery Eskelin, Christian Weber & Michael Griener
One Great Day... on One Great Day by Ellery Eskelin, Andrea Parkins & Jim Black
Elliptical on Unfold Ordinary Mind by Ben Goldberg
The Sun Died on The Sun Died by Ellery Eskelin
Peckerwood on Joey Baron - Raised Pleasure Dot by Joey Baron, Ellery Eskelin & Steve Swell
Parallelogram on Unfold Ordinary Mind by Ben Goldberg
Hey Hockaloogie on Joey Baron - Raised Pleasure Dot by Joey Baron, Ellery Eskelin & Steve Swell
I've Been Holding It All My Life on Joey Baron - Raised Pleasure Dot by Joey Baron, Ellery Eskelin & Steve Swell
Sotto Voce on As Soon As Possible by Vincent Courtois, Sylvie Courvoisier & Ellery Eskelin

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Dirigo Rataplan IIDevin Gray, Michael Formanek, Ellery Eskelin, Dave Ballou2018Album
Sensations Of ToneEllery Eskelin, Christian Weber, Michael Griener2017Album
Trio Willisau - LiveEllery Eskelin2016Album
Solo Live At SnugsEllery Eskelin2015Album
Trio New York IIEllery Eskelin2013Album
MirageEllery Eskelin, Susan Alcorn, Michael Formanek2013Album
Jazz Festival Willisau 25. August 2011Ellery Eskelin, Christian Weber, Michael Griener2012Album
Dirigo RataplanEllery Eskelin / Dave Ballou / Michael Formanek / Devin Gray2012Album
Trio New YorkEllery Eskelin2011Album
September TrioHarris Eisenstadt September Trio - Harris Eisenstadt, Ellery Eskelin, Angelica Sanchez2011Album
Non SequitursDavid Liebman, Ellery Eskelin, Tony Marino, Jim Black2011Album
Inbetween SpacesEllery Eskelin & Gerry Hemingway2010Album
As Soon As PossibleVincent Courtois / Sylvie Courvoisier / Ellery Eskelin2008Album
RenewalDavid Liebman / Ellery Eskelin / Tony Marino / Jim Black2008Album
Every So OftenEllery Eskelin / Sylvie Courvoisier2008Album
I Really Do Not See The SignalRob Price Quartet with Ellery Eskelin, Trevor Dunn, Jim Black2007Album
Quiet MusicEllery Eskelin2006Album
Different But The SameDavid Liebman, Ellery Eskelin, Tony Marino, Jim Black2005Album
At SunsetRob Price with Ellery Eskelin, Trevor Dunn, Joey Baron2004Album
TenEllery Eskelin2004Album
Drawing - Opus2: Paul KleeAlessio Riccio / David Shea / Ellery Eskelin2003Album
Liberté SurveilléeDaniel Humair, Marc Ducret, Bruno Chevillon + Ellery Eskelin2001Album
Vanishing PointEllery Eskelin2001Album
RamificationsEllery Eskelin2000Album
Dissonant CharactersEllery Eskelin & Han Bennink1999Album
Green BermudasEllery Eskelin With Andrea Parkins1996Album
The Sun DiedEllery Eskelin1996Album
Jazz TrashEllery Eskelin1995Album
Figure Of SpeechEllery Eskelin1993Album
Premonition - Solo Tenor SaxophoneEllery Eskelin1993Album
FormsEllery Eskelin1991Album
Setting The StandardEllery Eskelin With Drew Gress, Phil Haynes1989Album
Joint VentureJoint Venture - Ellery Eskelin, Drew Gress, Phil Haynes, Paul Smoker1987Album
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