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Influential Jazz Artists?

Discussion in 'Blues & Jazz' started by Magic, Nov 16, 2009.

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    James Rivers Movement << Back to Jazz
    James Rivers Movement is a mixture of Rock, progressive Jazz, Rhythm and Blues and Gospel; the sort of music that implies something for everybody when it's played. Rivers, one of only three Jazz musicians ever known to play the bagpipes, would probably call himself a saxophonist, but his forte is really an amazing musical dexterity that has helped him master a dozen other instruments.



     
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    My Dad always used to play Dave Brubeck. He was recently honored at the Kennedy Center Awards and some of his stuff isn't bad. Not a jazz fan myself, but from what the show played of his stuff, maybe the old man had something there.

     
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    I am a modest jazz fan myself, but I prefer the jazz rock fusion sound to pure jazz, and I am not a fan of scat singing, so no Ella Fitzgerald in my house...:grinthumb
     
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    I`m with you on that I can`t get my head around scat but I don`t seem to mind the bits that Alvin Lee Chomps out.
    Louis Armstrong and Dave Brubeck are two that get my jazzy side bopping, Django Reindhart too.
     
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    for guitar I would say these three for the early years

    Django Reinhardt
    Charlie Christian
    Wes Montgomery

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    Oscar Peterson

    drums
    Max Roach
    Buddy Rich

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    Dizzy Gilespie
     
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    Jimmy Smith Back at the chicken shack and others
     
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    Miles Davis
    Oscar Peterson
    Dizzy Gilespie
    Charles Mingus
    Buddy Carter
    Dave Brubeck
    Vince Guaraldi
     
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    Here are some more, some of them from as early as the 20's

    Sidney Bechet
    King Oliver
    Benny Goodman (also Big Band)
    Eddie Condon
    Bill Davison
    Johnny Dodds
    Jelly Roll Morton
    Tommy Dorsey (also Big Band)
    Artie Shaw
    Glenn Milller (also Big Band)
    Lionel Hampton
    Fletcher Henderson
    Woody Herman
    Earl Hines
    Art Hodes
    Al Jolson
    Gene Krupa
    Jess Stacy
    Lawson Haggart
    Ted Lewis
    Turk Murphy
    Phil Napoleon
    Red Nichols
    Jimmy Noone
    Kid Ory
    Ben Pollack
    Bob Scobey
    Jack Teagarden
    Lu Watters
    Johnny Wiggs
     
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    Louis Armstrong
    King Oliver
    Duke Ellington
    Charlie Parker
    Charles Mingus
    Miles Davis
    John Coltrane
    Cecil Taylor
    Thelonious Monk
     
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    A lot of my favorites have been mentioned already...I'm a huge fan of Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Tatum, Clifford Brown, Stan Getz....the list goes on and on!

    I think that Louis Armstrong is probably the most influential jazz artist ever...as Miles Davis once said, the history of jazz can be summed up in four words, "Louis Armstong, Charlie Parker".

    There are some jazz guitarists that I really like which no one has mentioned yet:

    Grant Green
    Kenny Burrell
    Joe Pass
    Lenny Breau
    Herb Ellis
    Barney Kessel
    Charlie Byrd
    Sonny Sharrock
     

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