Irving Mills

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also known as: Joe Primrose
In addition to being jazz pianist and composer/lyricist, Irving Mills is most famous for being Duke Ellington's manager from 1926-39. Mills also promoted/represented Cab Calloway, Benny Carter, Fletcher Henderson, and Jimmie Lunceford. Mill also founded the music publishing company Mills Music, Inc., with his brother Jack.

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Also performs as: Joe Primrose


Irving Mills (born Isadore Minsky; January 16, 1894 – April 21, 1985) was a jazz music publisher and musician, also known by the name of "Joe Primrose." Mills died in 1985 in Palm Springs, California and is interred at Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 The Mexican Concert Duke Ellington 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Jazz-Blues-Soul 1953-54 Various Artists 1
1999 The Great Ella Fitzgerald [Goldies] Ella Fitzgerald 1
2001 Hollywood Bowl Orchestra & John Mauceri: Greatest Hits Various Artists 1
2002 America's Musical Landscape, Fourth Edition Various Artists 1
2003 It Don't Mean a Thing Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1
2004 L'Histoire Du Jazz Vocal - The Story of Vocal Jazz: 1911 - 1940 Various Artists 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 The Untouchables Ennio Morricone 2 3
1991 The Addams Family (1991 Film Score) Marc Shaiman 2
Bubbling Brown Sugar (1977 original London cast) Various Artists 1
Harlem Song (2002 original Apollo Theater cast) Various Artists 1
Moonstruck Dick Hyman 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Hot Summer, Cool Jazz Various Artists 1

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