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Ken B

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Re: Your top three jazz artists
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2015, 05:44:28 PM »
Chet Baker
Charlie "Bird" Parker
Dave Brubeck


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Re: Your top three jazz artists
« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2015, 05:46:35 AM »
Jazz is so hit & miss with me, but I like a bit from all the eras and major artists I'm sure .. for this exercise, I'd probably pick Miles above all, his output has a nice diversity on all fronts and wasn't locked into any one stylistic cliché for too long, it's like a condensed history of jazz. Wide conception. Electric jazz was really happening for me, groups like Mahavishnu Orchestra & Weather Report (esp. Jaco Era) were very creative, pretty consistent too. Being a guitar noodler myself .. I really got an added kick out of guys like John McLaughlin, Allan Holdsworth, Pat Metheny, Scott Henderson & others.

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Re: Your top three jazz artists
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2015, 07:07:21 AM »
The "usual suspects" above are also among my favorites, but here are some names that haven't been mentioned yet:

Count Basie.  Master of minimal (not minimalist!) keyboard playing.
Rahsaan Roland Kirk.  Experimentor on the level of Miles or Sun Ra.
Chick Corea.  'Nuff said. ;D
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Re: Your top three jazz artists
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2015, 11:21:00 AM »
Louis Armstrong (early work, as in my recent posts on that thread)
Charlie Parker
Miles Davis