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A friend of mine from college days (monster player with outstanding jazz chops) initially developed his skills by studying with a local jazz player while in high school. When I finally heard his teacher, I was amazed at the similarity of their playing styles.

This got me thinking about well-known jazz players who emulate the style of their mentors (i.e. individuals with whom they have studied directly, not just through transcription and recordings). Can anyone name a few such pairs?
 

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Maybe this phenomenon is more pronounced in the classical world. I'm surprised no one has chimed in yet.
 

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Apparently Hodges had some lessons with Sidney Bechet. But it's hard to know whether the similarities of style are anything to do with that or more to do with the accepted stylistic practices of the time. I think.
 
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