Facts about Don Ellis

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Don Ellis was a famous Musician from USA, who lived between July 25, 1934 and December 17, 1978. He/she became 44 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 6 quotes who is written / told by Don.

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Famous quotes by Don Ellis (6)


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"To be a true artist you have to play the way you feel - not the way others think you should feel"
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"If one takes all the styles in jazz harmonically from the earliest beginnings to the latest experiments, he still has a rather limited scope when compared to the rest of music in the world"
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"Because when we are right there is not a band in the world that can touch us!"
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"On those long notes behind the trumpet solo, if anyone lets his mind wander for a minute he is dead"
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"I expect the audience to come up to my level. I am not interested in compromising my music to make it palatable to an assumed sub-standard mass"
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"I got bored with the old way - it came too easy. I worked until I could play and chord changes at any tempo in any key, and then said 'What else is there?' Now I'm finding out"


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