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Herb Ellis

g, 1921-2010 US, Farmersville, Texas
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Mitchell Herbert Ellis

Mitchell Herbert "Herb" Ellis (August 4, 1921 – March 28, 2010) was an American jazz guitarist. Perhaps best known for his 1950s membership in the trio of pianist Oscar Peterson, Ellis was also a staple of west-coast studio recording sessions, and was described by critic Scott Yanow as "an excellent bop-based guitarist with a slight country twang to his sound."

  • Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Saxophone
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
It Could Happen To You on Ellis In Wonderland by Herb Ellis
Danny Boy on Feeling Sentimental by Various Artists
A Simple Tune on Ellis In Wonderland by Herb Ellis
Cocktails For Two on Work From Home with Oscar Peterson by Oscar Peterson & Oscar Peterson Trio
Patti Cake on Nothing But The Blues by Herb Ellis
Things Ain't What They Used to Be on Guitar / Guitar by Herb Ellis & Charlie Byrd
Ellis In Wonderland on Ellis In Wonderland by Herb Ellis
Am I Blue - Instrumental on Two For The Road by Herb Ellis & Joe Pass
Willow Weep for Me on Jazz for a Sunday Morning - Relaxing Jazz by Various Artists
Love For Sale - Instrumental on Two For The Road by Herb Ellis & Joe Pass

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Nothing But The BluesHerb Ellis2010Compil.
Swingin' On A StarOscar Peterson Featuring Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis & Ray Brown2007Compil.
ArrivalHerb Ellis, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna2003Compil.
More Conversations In Swing GuitarDuke Robillard And Herb Ellis2003Album
Straight AheadMonty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis2003Compil.
Vancouver , 1958The Oscar Peterson Trio With Herb Ellis & Ray Brown2003Album
TenderlyThe Oscar Peterson Trio With Herb Ellis & Ray Brown2002Album
Seven, Come ElevenHerb Ellis, Joe Pass, Jake Hanna & Ray Brown2002Album
TrioMonty Alexander / Ray Brown / Herb Ellis2002Album
Triple ScoopMonty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis With Special Guest John Frigo2002Compil.
Triple ScoopMonty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis With Special Guest John Frigo2002Compil.
Great Guitars LiveCharlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis2001Album
In A Mellow ToneHerb Ellis2000Compil.
Gravy Waltz: The Best Of Herb EllisHerb Ellis1999Compil.
Conversations In Swing GuitarDuke Robillard And Herb Ellis1999Album
Joe's BluesJoe Pass With Herb Ellis1998Album
An Evening With Herb EllisHerb Ellis1998Album
Blues VariationsHerb Ellis1998Album
The Concord Jazz Heritage SeriesHerb Ellis1998Compil.
Full Circle / Jazz/ConcordHoward Alden, Jimmy Bruno, Michael Moore, Alan Dawson / Herb Ellis, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna1998Album
A Tribute To Oscar Peterson • Live At The Town HallOscar Peterson With Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, Benny Green, Roy Hargrove, Shirley Horn, Milt Jackson, The Manhattan Transfer, Lewis Nash, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Clark Terry, Stanley Turrentine1997Album
Herb Ellis Meets T. C. PfeilerHerb Ellis, T. C. Pfeiler1997Album
Louis Armstrong With Oscar PetersonLouis Armstrong With Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown & Louis Bellson Guest Ella Fitzgerald1996Compil.
The Return of The Great GuitarsCharlie Byrd, Herb Ellis, Mundell Lowe With Special Guest Larry Coryell1996Album
Down-HomeHerb Ellis1996Album
Ow! (All Star Jam Sessions)Louis Bellson, Ray Brown, Roy Eldridge, Herb Ellis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Harris, Illinois Jacquet, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Buddy Rich, Ben Webster, Lester Young1995Album
The Jazz MastersHerb Ellis, Ray Brown, Serge Ermoll1994Album
Together ! / Miracle In StringsHerb Ellis & Stuff Smith / The Harry Lookofsky Strings1994Compil.
Texas SwingsHerb Ellis1992Album
Roll CallHerb Ellis1991Album
The Legendary Oscar Peterson Trio Live At The Blue NoteThe Oscar Peterson Trio, Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis & Ray Brown1990Album
Northern SummitOliver Jones With Herb Ellis And Red Mitchell1990Album
Jam Session 1955Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Herb Ellis, Buddy DeFranco, Ray Brown, Bill Harris, Louis Bellson1990Album
Triple · Treat · I I IMonty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, John Frigo1989Album
Doggin' AroundHerb Ellis, Red Mitchell1989Album
LiveHerb Ellis1989Album
Triple Treat IIMonty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis With Special Guest John Frigo1988Album
Anniversary in ParisHerb Ellis, Marc Hemmeler1986Album
Overseas SpecialMonty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis1984Album
Great Guitars At Charlie's GeorgetownThe Great Guitars - Charlie Byrd - Barney Kessel - Herb Ellis1983Album
Jazz At The Philharmonic Blues In Chicago 1955Oscar Peterson - Illinois Jacquet - Herb Ellis1983Album
Triple TreatMonty Alexander ▪ Ray Brown ▪ Herb Ellis1982Album
TrioMonty Alexander / Ray Brown / Herb Ellis1981Album
InterplayCal Collins, Herb Ellis1981Album
Great Guitars At The WineryThe Great Guitars / Charlie Byrd · Barney Kessel · Herb Ellis1980Album
At Montreux Summer 1979Herb Ellis1980Album
Soft & MellowHerb Ellis1979Album
WindflowerHerb Ellis • Remo Palmieri1978Album
HerbHerb Ellis1978Album
Poor ButterflyBarney Kessel And Herb Ellis1977Album
Great GuitarsThe Great Guitars / Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis1976Album
The Jazz Ambassadors Vol 2Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, Oscar Peterson & Ray Brown & Featuring Herb Ellis And Buddy DeFranco1976Compil.
A Pair To Draw ToHerb Ellis & Ross Tompkins1976Album
Great GuitarsThe Great Guitars - Charlie Byrd / Barney Kessel / Herb Ellis1975Album
In Session With Herb EllisHerb Ellis1975Album
Rhythm WillieHerb Ellis And Freddie Green1975Album
After You've GoneHerb Ellis, Ray Brown, Harry Edison, Jake Hanna, Plas Johnson, George Duke1975Album
Herb Ellis & Ray Brown's Soft ShoeHerb Ellis & Ray Brown1974Album
Seven, Come Eleven (From Their Live Performance At The Concord Summer Festival)Herb Ellis & Joe Pass Also Featuring Jake Hanna & Ray Brown1974Album
Jazz/ConcordJoe Pass, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna, Herb Ellis1974Album
Herb Ellis & Ray Brown's Soft ShoeHerb Ellis & Ray Brown1974Album
Two For The RoadHerb Ellis / Joe Pass1974Album
Hello HerbieThe Oscar Peterson Trio With Herb Ellis1970Album
PoincianaHerb Ellis & Vincent Megna1965Single
Guitar/GuitarHerb Ellis - Charlie Byrd1965Album
Man With The GuitarHerb Ellis1965Album
Together!Herb Ellis & Stuff Smith1963Album
Three Guitars In Bossa Nova TimeHerb Ellis1963Album
4 To Go!André Previn / Herb Ellis / Shelly Manne / Ray Brown1963Album
Texas Waltz / Leave It To MeHerb Ellis1963Single
Softly... But With That FeelingHerb Ellis1961Album
Herb Ellis Meets Jimmy GiuffreHerb Ellis Meets Jimmy Giuffre1959Album
Musique Originale Du Film Les TricheursStan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie Accompagnés Par Oscar Peterson, Gus Johnson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown1958Single
Nothing But The BluesHerb Ellis1957Album
Ellis In WonderlandHerb Ellis1956Album
More Music From Les TricheursOscar Peterson, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Roy Eldridge, Coleman Hawkins, Ray Brown, Gus Johnson, Herb EllisAlbum
Eron Tabor From San Francisco HAIR, With Herb Ellis & Oscar Castro NevesEron Tabor (From San Francisco Hair), With Herb Ellis & Oscar Castro-NevesAlbum
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