PEE WEE ELLIS

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Saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis was the architect of James Brown's era-defining soul classics of the late '60s, introducing the dynamic arrangements and punishing rhythms that would define the emerging language of funk. Born Alfred Ellis in Bradenton, FL, on April 21, 1941, he was raised in Lubbock, TX, and was playing professionally by the time he reached middle school. In 1955, his family relocated to Rochester, NY, where he collaborated with classmates (and fledgling jazzmen) Chuck Mangione and Ron Carter. Ellis spent the summer of 1957 under the tutelage of sax giant Sonny Rollins, and after graduating high school he returned to Florida to form his own R&B combo, Dynamics Incorporated. The experience honed his skills as a writer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist, and after a brief stint with the Sonny Payne Trio he joined the James Brown Revue in 1965.

Assigned alto sax and organ duties, Ellis quickly proved himself
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PEE WEE ELLIS Home In The Country album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Home In The Country
RnB 1977
PEE WEE ELLIS Blues Mission album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues Mission
Funk Jazz 1993
PEE WEE ELLIS Sepia Tonality album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sepia Tonality
Soul Jazz 1994
PEE WEE ELLIS A New Shift album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A New Shift
Soul Jazz 1996
PEE WEE ELLIS Pee Wee Ellis, The NDR Big Band ‎: What You Like album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pee Wee Ellis, The NDR Big Band ‎: What You Like
RnB 1997
PEE WEE ELLIS Pee Wee Ellis With The Nunney Jazz Cafe Trio ‎: My Neighbourhood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pee Wee Ellis With The Nunney Jazz Cafe Trio ‎: My Neighbourhood
RnB 1999
PEE WEE ELLIS Ridin' Mighty High album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ridin' Mighty High
RnB 2000
PEE WEE ELLIS Different Rooms album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Different Rooms
Soul Jazz 2006
PEE WEE ELLIS Tenoration album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tenoration
Funk Jazz 2011
PEE WEE ELLIS The Spirit Of Christmas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Spirit Of Christmas
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2013
PEE WEE ELLIS In My Ellingtonian Mood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In My Ellingtonian Mood
Swing 2018

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PEE WEE ELLIS Twelve And More Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Twelve And More Blues
Hard Bop 1993
PEE WEE ELLIS Yellin' Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yellin' Blue
Soul Jazz 1995
PEE WEE ELLIS Gentle Men Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gentle Men Blue
Soul Jazz 1999
PEE WEE ELLIS Live And Funky album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live And Funky
Funk Jazz 2001
PEE WEE ELLIS The Cologne Concerts - Twelve And More Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Cologne Concerts - Twelve And More Blues
RnB 2015

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