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 Harold Mills (né Isadore Minsky; 16 January 1894 Odessa, Ukraine – 21 April 1985 Palm Springs, California) was an American music publisher, musician, lyricist, and jazz artist promoter. He sometimes used the pseudonyms Goody Goodwin and Joe Primrose.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 The Mexican Concert Duke Ellington 1
2008 Latin Nights The Boston Brass Ensemble 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Jazz‐Blues‐Soul 1953–54 Various Artists 1
1994 The Great Saxophones (1951-1970) Various Artists 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: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Ennio Morricone 2 4
1991 The Addams Family (1991 Film Score) Marc Shaiman 2
1992 The World of Jeeves and Wooster Anne Dudley, Clive Exton; Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie 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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