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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Every1TookMyName, Nov 9, 2001.
I'm not really looking for bass players, but big name jazzers like Mingus, Davis, etc...
That should be a start...
Impressive list, BUT...
Where's Louis Armstrong?
If you're a Jazz newbie, I recommend Mark Gridley's book, Jazz Styles...very easy reading, he goes through Jazz' various periods & the players who made those movements special.
Thanks, I'll check it out.
Well, I wanted to leave some for others to add, but since you inisist on some kind of completeness...
Nat King Cole
(The omission of Wynton Marsalis is NOT accidental)
Rashaan Roland Kirk
...thanks; BTW, is that supposed to be Kenny Dorham?
Which leads me to one into mentioning one of my favorite discs-
Point Of Departure by Andrew Hill
The personnel reads like a "Who's Who" of Modern Jazz:
Eric Dolphy-alto sax
Joe Henderson-tenor sax
...how's that for a 6-tet?!
Not exactly a jazz in its basic sense, more balladly usually. But yea, Chuck Mangione.
One of my favorites is Joe Oliver, or King Oliver, as he came to be known. He was Louis' instructor so many years. Only a few tunes by him I have been able to find recorded unfortunately. That was in 1912 I think when he died. (Did a report on him last year, can't remember any thing else.)
I have to admit I'm pitifully ignorant when it comes to jazz. I've listened to a lot of the "popular jazz" like the Crusaders, Bob James, Rippingtons, Jarreau etc. but am very uneducated to the genre as a whole, particularly with regards to the traditional strains of jazz.
Having said that, I am in awe of Coltrane -- he's the only jazz great I can instantly identify by sound and style.
Also, my wife bought me a CD for my birthday: Louis Armstrong and His All Stars, "Paris Jazz Concert" recorded live in 1962. I love it! The bassist's name is Billy Cronk -- very simple, clean bass lines that I admire greatly. Another thing I like about this recording is that it's a small slice of another era with a lot of character that clearly comes through to the listener. Great CD!