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Herb Ellis


Jazz guitarist Herb Ellis dies at 88

Renowned jazz guitarist Herb Ellis, 88, died at his home in Los Angeles on March 28. He had Alzheimer's disease.

Mr. Ellis was a member during the 1950s of the Oscar Peterson trio, which served as the house recording band for Verve Records and accompanied a who's-who of jazz greats, including Louis Armstrong, Roy Eldridge, Harry "Sweets" Edison and Ben Webster.

Stony Plain was honoured to release two exceptional CD's by Duke Robillard and Herb Ellis together.  'Conversations In Swing Guitar'  SPCD 1260 and 'More Conversations In Swing Guitar' SPCD 1292.

More Conversations In Swing Guitar

More Conversations In Swing Guitar
SPCD 1292
Genre: Blues
  1. Moten Swing (Listen to mp3 clip) (7:32)
  2. Train To Texas (7:22)
  3. Robin's Nest (6:47)
  4. Just You And Me (5:39)
  5. Blues For Terry (7:36)
  6. End Of Session Jump (6:37)

Conversations in Swing Guitar

Conversations in Swing Guitar
SPCD 1260
Genre: Blues

Down Home

Down Home
JR2 1003
Genre: Jazz
  1. I Know What I Want
  2. Conversations
  3. Sunrise
  4. Sunflower
  5. I'm A Lover
  6. A Woman With Love In Her Eyes
  7. Charlotte
  8. Down-Home Blues
  9. Bella
  10. Homecoming

Roll Call

Roll Call
JR2 1001
Genre: Jazz
  1. Just Blue (5:22)
  2. Naptown Blues (3:46)
  3. Isn't It Romantic (4:17)
  4. Till The Hurt Goes Away (4:53)
  5. Lime House Blues (3:56)
  6. Blues For Junior (4:37)
  7. Sugar Hill Stomp (3:50)
  8. Once I Loved (4:37)
  9. Detour Ahead (8:42)
  10. Blues For Bernie (4:51)
  11. Amazing Grace (5:05)