The Career Of Herb Ellis | St. Louis Public Radio

The Career Of Herb Ellis

Dec 11, 2016

Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, December 11 will be “The Career of Herb Ellis.”  Guitarist Herb Ellis was born in Farmersville, Texas in 1921.  After a short stint in college, he went on the road with popular dance bands.  In his 59-year performing career, he played with Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, Gene Harris, Johnny Hodges, Roy Eldridge, Lester Young, Joe Pass, the Great Guitars and others as well as his own groups.  In addition to these musicians, this show will also feature music by Louis Armstrong, Freddie Greene, Onzy Matthews, Mahalia Jackson and the Ray Brown Big Band.

The Slide Show has my photographs of some of the artists heard on this show.

The Archive of this show will be available until the morning of December 19, 2016

Here are Herb Ellis and Barney Kessel playing "Body and Soul."