Discussion in 'Blues & Jazz' started by Magic, Nov 16, 2009.
Adding Billy Cobham to my list.
There are alot of great artists mentioned in the thread but in my very biased opinion no artist has done more to impact the history of jazz as Miles Davis did.
Albums like Birth Of The Cool, Kind Of Blue, E.S.P., Filles de Kilimanjaro, Bitches Brew, A Tribute To Jack Johnson, On The Corner, were not just influential, the music from those albums changed jazz and totally expanded its boundaries and pushed jazz on to new directions.
For any artist to change music once is a great achievement.
Miles changed music 3 to four times during his career.
I don't think that can be said of any other artist in the history of jazz.
I think it's best if I stick to the ones that had an influence on my own tastes in jazz:
Dave Brubeck (the first jazz artist I listened to)
And as far as jazz drummers go, I'd put the late great Joe Morello up against Rich and Krupa any day.
I'll probably add to this later...
J J Johnson
Jean Luc Ponty
Jean Luc Ponty
Any one wanting to try jazz or who already love jazz should listen to Miles Davis Bitches Brew. This album is a masterpiece from a man who is the master of jazz. http://www.classicrockforums.com/forum/images/smilies/bowdown.gif
I've read many great and really fundamentals jazz artists.
I add Bud Powell, co-founder of Bebop and Stan Kenton, bandleader, composer and arranger.
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