Detour Ahead: An Afternoon With Herb Ellis [DVD] [1998]

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.
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Detour Ahead: An Afternoon with Herb Ellis
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. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Benny Golson
    Benny Golson
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    Bernard Green
  • Lionel Hampton
    Lionel Hampton
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    Hank Jones
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