RIP: 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 of the Oscar Peterson trio, during the 1950s, 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 honored 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).

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  1. What a wonderful contribution to the music world. An excellent guitarist and an inspiration.

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