Herb Ellis

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Mitchell Herbert (Herb) Ellis (born in 1921) is an American jazz guitarist.

He became prominent after performing with the Oscar Peterson Trio from 1953 to 1958. Before that he had worked with Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey, and Soft Winds. He toured with Jazz at the Philharmonic while he was with the Peterson Trio. Since leaving the Trio he has toured and recorded with a wide range of musicians, and also recorded his own sessions. He toured with Charlie Byrd and Barney Kessel as the Great Guitars.

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