RIP Herb Ellis

Jazz giant Herb Ellis recently died at 88 due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. In an excellent Guardian profile, John Fordham describes Ellis’ virtuosity in the context of his work with Oscar Peterson:

Ellis always exhibited a mark of genuine class, staying unflustered by Peterson’s scorching tempos, sustaining the logic and melodic shape of the original theme in his solos whatever the pace.

Read the entire piece.

Right here.

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