Detour Ahead: An Afternoon with Herb Ellis

Detour Ahead: An Afternoon with Herb Ellis


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The life and career of Jazz guitarist Herb Ellis is explored in this documentary that takes its title from one of Ellis' most famous compositions. From his birth in Farmersville, Texas to his work with Jimmy Dorsey, Ella Fitzgerald and his career-defining partnership with the Oscar Peterson Trio in the 1950s, Ellis' career is discussed in detail through on-camera interviews with those who knew him best, including Charlie Byrd, Lionel Hampton, Benny Green, and Gene Harris. Also included in this release are complete performances of such classics as "The Days of Wine and Roses," "Georgia on My Mind," and "Body and Soul" and more taken from various live performances and studio sessions.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/14/2004
UPC: 0011671308395
Original Release: 1998
Rating: NR
Source: Vestapol
Time: 1:00:00
Sales rank: 69,336

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Side #1 --
1. Detour Ahead [1:25]
2. Gene Harris, Charlie Byrd & Benny Golson on Herb Ellis [:33]
3. Mitchell Herbert Ellis [6:48]
4. The Big Bands [1:21]
5. The Days of Wine and Roses [6:09]
6. The Soft Winds [1:51]
7. Sweet Georgia Brown [4:29]
8. The Oscar Peterson Trio [1:16]
9. Body and Soul [3:40]
10. The Oscar Peterson Trio Take II [1:30]
11. Georgia on My Mind [3:53]
12. Benny Green, Lionel Hampton & Ray Brown on Herb Ellis [:35]
13. Jazz at the Philharmonic [1:02]
14. Danny Boy [2:45]
15. Traveling With Ella (1958-60) [1:01]
16. John Brown's Body [4:22]
17. Studio Work and the Great Guitars [1:56]
18. Wave [4:31]
19. Musical Influences [:45]
20. Some Friends in Jazz [4:22]
21. Playin' Jazz Guitar [1:56]

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