I was going to post a poll but then I realized there's too many great Jazz artists, so here goes... What is your favourite Jazz artist of all time? Why? What do you think makes he/she stands out amongst the rest of the great ones? I'm not limiting this to just bassists so all names are welcome. I'll always have to tip my hat to Thelonius Monk, just because his songs were so much fun to listen to. I'll always love Miles and Mingus and Louis of course, but to me the monk is just more fun to listen to. So what's everyon else think?