Favorite jazz musician (non-trumpet playing)?

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  1. Darten

    Darten Mezzo Piano User

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    Piano: Bill Evans, Dave Brubeck, and Thelonius Monk, Flute: Herbie Mann, Guitar: Wes Montgomery, Bass/piano: Charles Mingus. That should keep you busy for a few months if not years listening to them.
     
  2. veery715

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    Joe Pass, Sylvain Luc(SUD), guitar
    Oscar Peterson, George Shearing, Cedar Walton, Kenny Barron, piano
    Jim Tomlinson, Stan Getz, sax
    Mel Torme, Diana Krall, Stacey Kent, Ernestine Anderson, Carmen McRae, Sarah Vaughn, vocal
     
  3. Satchmo Brecker

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    Michael Brecker - tenor sax, especially if you can get Steps Ahead - Smokin' in the Pit, especially his solos on Tee Bag and the 1st cut of Not Ethiopia. IMO he's not only the greatest jazz SAX player who ever lived, but the greatest jazz player in general. Here's my criteria, which is obviously personal...so don't go flaming me: mastery of all aspects of the horn, creativity, musicality, all in the context of improvisation.

    Him, and Joey Defrancesco on organ.
     
  4. oldgit

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    george benson
     
  5. Markie

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    John Maclaughlin
    Johnny Costa
    Phil Woods
    Mike Brecker
    Stephan Grappelli
    Toots
    Ron McRoby
    Eddie Daniels
    Lionel Hampton
    Scott Robinson
    Jim Pugh
    Brian Bromberg
    Ella
    Sinatra
    Buddy Rich
    Tito Puente
    Hubert Laws
    Howard Johnson
    Manhattan Transfer
     
  6. trickg

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    I was driving in to work today and heard Nat "King" Cole singing "Orange Colored Sky" with the Stan Kenton Orchestra. Man that guy was a smooth singer, and that's a wonderful recording. Seriously, so many people have recorded "The Christmas Song" (chestnuts roasting on an open fire...) but has anyone ever even come close to Nat's version of it? Even Mel Torme, who wrote it, gave props to Nat on that song.
     
  7. Kujo20

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    Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Charlie Parker,.....there's a good start...and I only put one trumpet player in there!
     
  8. Big Daddy

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    Dave Brubeck & Thelonious Monk.
     
  9. melza

    melza Pianissimo User

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    For me Charlie Parker, Max Roach, Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Dexter Gordon, Coleman Hawkins, Joshua Redman, the list goes on....
     
  10. Big Country

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    Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, and an odd one named Chick Corea.
     

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