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Friday, December 23, 2011

The Top 50 Jazz Musicians of All Time


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These are the top 50 jazz artists of all time according to Dave’s Music Database. The list was determined by aggregating 17 best-of lists. It is posted today, December 23, in honor of two of the entrants on this list. Jazz trumpeter and singer Chet Baker was born on this day in 1929. Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson died on this day in 2007. Click on a name to read the artist’s DMDB Music Makers Encyclopedia entry.

Louis Armstrong



1. Louis Armstrong
2. Miles Davis
3. Charlie Parker
4. Thelonious Monk
5. John Coltrane

Miles Davis



6. Duke Ellington
7. Billie Holiday
8. Count Basie
9. Herbie Hancock
10. Ella Fitzgerald

Charlie Parker



11. Coleman Hawkins
12. Benny Goodman
13. Charles Mingus
14. Dizzy Gillespie
15. Sarah Vaughan

Thelonious Monk



16. Lester Young
17. Bill Evans
18. Dave Brubeck
19. Ornette Coleman
20. Sonny Rollins

John Coltrane



21. Keith Jarrett
22. Max Roach
23. Art Tatum
24. Bud Powell
25. Django Reinhardt

Duke Ellington



26. Bix Beiderbecke
27. Fletcher Henderson
28. Stan Getz
29. Oscar Peterson
30. Fats Waller

Billie Holiday



31. Art Blakey
32. Dexter Gordon
33. Mary Lou Williams
34. Chet Baker
35. Charlie Christian

Count Basie



36. Roy Eldridge
37. Freddie Hubbard
38. Wes Montgomery
39. McCoy Tyner
40. Wynton Marsalis

Herbie Hancock



41. Nat “King” Cole
42. Frank Sinatra
43. Ben Webster
44. Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton
45. Bessie Smith

Ella Fitzgerald



46. Horace Silver
47. Earl Hines
48. Sidney Bechet
49. Cannonball Adderley
50. Stan Kenton

4 comments:

  1. mie267@hotmail.comJanuary 3, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    QUE TAL!!!!! SI SI SI FUERON LOS MEJORES !!!! ES UN PLACER ..!! HOY ESCUCHARLOS !!! A TODOS !!! ME ENCANTA !!!! Y AMUCHOS LOS DISFRUTE EN VIVIO!!

    PLACER PARA EL ALMA !!! ME ENCANTA !!!

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  2. The guy portrayed in the picture with the caption "Thelonious Monk" is actually Jimmy Smith, the organ master. Do not be fools, change that name or change that picture.

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    1. Thanks for the catch. The photo has been changed.

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