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The A to Z of Essential Jazz Artists

The A to Z of Essential Jazz Artists

Playing tracks by

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Bud Powell, Cannonball Adderley feat Miles Davis,, Dexter Gordon, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and more.

Tonight's show is aimed primarily at people new to jazz or liking jazz by not really knowing their Ella from their Ellington.
So I've put together this A to Z of essential jazz artists with each artist getting a two minute slot to show off their skills.

Here are the artists and their specialist subjects:-

Art Blakey - drums
Bud Powell - piano
Cannonball Adderley - sax
Dexter Gordon - sax
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - sax
Freddie Hubbard - trumpet
Grachan Moncur III - trombone
Herbie Hancock - piano
Illiinois Jacquet - sax
James Moody - flute
Kenny Burrell - guitar
Lee Morgan - trumpet
McCoy Tyner - piano
Nathan Davis - trombone
Ornette Coleman - sax
Pharoah Sanders - sax
Qunicy Jones - piano
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - sax
Sun Ra - piano
Thelonious Monk - piano
Urbie Green - trombone
Vijay Iyer - piano
Wayne Shorter - sax
Xavier Davis - piano
Zoot Sims - sax

.... and if you would have preferred a different artist for a letter, leave a comment and let me know.


The Groove Point/ Halle Cat

This set first inspired me to post sets on mixcloud and gave the idea for my two Jazz Standard series . Thanks so much ! BTW, add Yusef Lateef ,flute to the comments above (if there's room) :-)

Leo Clarke

Had to pause at Q and play out the whole track! although I've heard this one many times over it gets me every time I hear it...

The Hedonist

Me too

Leo Clarke

The James Moody track is sounding sublime! Version!

The Hedonist

James Moody won the "J section" purely on the quality of that track. Agreed - sublime



Detlev Gühlholtz

nice idea- idont know so much love it but more an electro listeners some classic too-thanx


Just caught this....Great taste/selection!

The Groove Point/ Halle Cat

Duke Ellington

30 Birds Jazz

I love the concept and many of the choices. Thanks for the fun intellectual and artistic activity.


Swing Baby .....

Damien Flinter


The Hedonist

Nicely put, Damien