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I was looking at my jazz library and noticed that most of the jazz artists I listen to play the sax...Wanna help me expand?
 

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Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Oscar Peterson, Mel Tormé. But those are fairly obvious of course.
 

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Tommy Flanagan (piano). Kenny Burrell (guitar). Both Awesome with a capital A. Plus the nice thing is they made so many recordings with sax players that you can have your cake and eat it too!
 

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Well Miles Davis is quite good.
 

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If you listen to Miles, you'll get most of the other great jazz musicians thrown in there somewhere.
 

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How can I forget about my favorite trumpet player: Clifford Brown!
 

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Maria Schneider
Blue Mitchell
Lee Morgan
Toots Thielemans
Philly Joe Jones
Elvin Jones
McCoy Tyner
Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen
Kurt Elling
Ack van Royen
Roswell Rudd
Albert Mangelsdorf
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Besides sax players, I love trumpet players. Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Gordon Au, Jeremy Pelt, Brandon Lee, Kenny Dorham, and Lee Morgan are some excellent Trumpet players to listen to.
 

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Maria Schneider
Blue Mitchell
Lee Morgan
Toots Thielemans
Philly Joe Jones
Elvin Jones
McCoy Tyner
Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen
Kurt Elling
Ack van Royen
Roswell Rudd
Albert Mangelsdorf
Patricia Barber
Gary's list plus:

Oscar Peterson
Bill Evans
Tommy Flanagan
Kenny Barron........bonus here is that you get some Getz to listen to as well
James Morrison
Wes Montgomery
Paul Horn on flute
Herbie Mann
Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
George Shearing
Ramsey Lewis
Clifford Brown
Roy Eldridge
J.J. Johnson
Eddie Daniels
 

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umm.....Herbie Hancock!!!!!

I am also a HUGE fan of Kenny Wheeler.
 

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You all are naming a lot of the artists I listen to...

as far as singers, love Sinatra, Billie, Ella, Sarah, Tony, Ray, Kurt Elling, John Hendricks, Tom Waits, Michael Franks (his earlier stuff), Eliane Elias...

Love Jim Hall, Bill Evans, Kenny Wheeler, Horace Silver, Ellington, Basie, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Monk, Miles, Wes, Dizzy, Elvin, Roach/Brown, a little Satchmo, Abercrombie, Chick Corea, Metheny, Fareeed Haque and I listen to a lot of brazilian music (mostly Joao Gilberto, Bonfa, Nascimento)...they're not exactly jazz but I listen to Steely Dan and some Grateful Dead (mostly 68-74) as well.
 

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Trumpet: Louis Armstrong (20's work), Roy Eldridge, Ray Kaart, Kenny Dorham, Dizzy, Clifford Brown, Red Rodney, James Morrison
Piano: Oscar Peterson, Monk, Waynton Kelly
Trombone: Dick Kaart, James Morrison, Al Grey, Bob Brookmeyer, Big Jim Robinson
Clarinet: George Lewis, Eddie Daniels, Bernard Berkhout
Singers: Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Ella, Dave Lambert, King Pleasure
Big Bands: Duke, Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Lionel Hampton
 

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Thelonious monk, charlie mingus, wes montgomery, buddy rich, Bags wilson(vibraphone), larry young(unity album is my favorite), jimmy smith, lional hampton, duke ellington, chick corea, django reinhart.

yeah , duh,how could i forget... herbie hancock. Headhunters album is amazing. Amazing.
 

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Forgot Kenny Kirkland who left us way too soon.
 

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omg, how did I leave out Clark Terry!?! I mentioned Ellington, but Clark Terry is one of the most swinging cats on any instrument for me. Pure Joy!

Enjoy some Freddie Hubbard as well, and absolutely Herbie Hancock.

Many others too, but that's enough for now... so much music, so little time!
 

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I repeat: Miles.

Herbie Hancock is kind of ok too, I spose.

Louis tootles pleasantly for an old-timer.
 

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Check out the guys with strings...
Mingus
Dave Holland - every single group he had (since the 70ies) is worth checking out. Awesome player.
John Scofield
Django Reinhart
Jim Hall
Slam Steward - dig the Town Hall concert with Don Byas - shattering!

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