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Chet Baker

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Chet Baker was a primary exponent of the West Coast school of cool jazz in the early and mid-’50s. As a trumpeter, he had a generally restrained, intimate playing style and he attracted attentio ..more

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Count Basie

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Count Basie was among the most important bandleaders of the swing era. With the exception of a brief period in the early ’50s, he led a big band from 1935 until his death almost 50 years later, and ..more

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Charles Mingus (Charlie Mingus)

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Irascible, demanding, bullying, and probably a genius, Charles Mingus cut himself a uniquely iconoclastic path through jazz in the middle of the 20th century, creating a legacy that became unive ..more

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Chick Corea

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Chick Corea has been one of the most significant jazzmen since the ’60s. Not content at any time to rest on his laurels, he has been involved in quite a few important musical projects, and his musi ..more

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Crusaders

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Cassandra Wilson

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Although her recording career has been somewhat erratic, Cassandra Wilson became one of the top jazz singers of the ’90s, a vocalist blessed with a distinctive and flexible voice who is not afra ..more

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Curtis Fuller

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Curtis Fuller belongs in the select circle with J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, and a few others who make the trombone sound fluid and inviting rather than awkward. His ability to make wide-octave ..more

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Carol Sloane

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Singer Carol Sloane started singing professionally when she was 14 and at 18 she toured Germany in a musical comedy. She was with the Les and Larry Elgart orchestra during 1958-1960 and, afte ..more

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Christian Mcbride

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Everyone’s favorite young acoustic bassist of the 1990s, Christian McBride’s large sound and expertise, both with plucked and bowed solos, recall Ray Brown and particularly Paul Chambers. He ..more

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