Similar artists to these legends...?

I don't have that much of a Jazz collection, I listen to John Coltrane, MIles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Charlie Parker, and Buddy Rich. Any artist that have the same kind of qualities would be greatly appreciated.

8 Answers

  • zynjen
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    Nice answers esp by sk and Stan V.

    Here are some more legends to note:

    Oscar Peterson

    Count Basie

    Bill Evans

    Art Tatum

    Wes Montgomery

    Herb Ellis

    Joe Pass

    Lester Young

    Coleman Hawkins

    Stan Getz

    Dexter Gordon

    Sonny Rollins

    Gerry Mulligan

    Wayne Shorter

    Zoot Sims

    Louis Armstrong

    Dizzy Gillespie

    Clifford Brown

    Chet Baker

    Jaco Pastorius

    Max Roach

    Art Blakey

    Ray Brown

    Charles Mingus

    Marcus Miller

    Oscar Pettiford

    Gene Krupa

    Paul Chambers


  • 9 years ago

    Coltrane can/should lead you to Eric Dolphy. Eric Dolphy can/should lead you to Charles Mingus, in turn.

    Miles can/should lead you to a whole host of people. Let's start with Herbie Hancock, and his 60s Blue Note titles.

    Dave Brubeck? I was never that big on him. Maybe you should check out Paul Desmond's solo material apart from Brubeck.

    Charlie Parker? Go to Bud Powell next. See Sonny Stitt for Bird's nearest saxophone contemporary.

    Buddy Rich? Try Max Roach instead. Continue with Roy Haynes while you're at it.

    And get you hands on anything that you can by Herbie Nichols.

    That's probably a long enough list of names for now.

    Source(s): My jazz collection. Fan of post-1954 or so jazz in particular, especially avant garde/free jazz. Don't worry: I haven't unloaded any of those sort of "difficult" names on you.
  • 9 years ago

    Thelonius Monk (piano) - worked with Coltrane

    Stan Getz (sax) - famous for Girl from Ipanema but did lots of other stuff

    Lester Young (sax)

    Oscar Peterson (piano)

    Source(s): off the top of my head
  • John J
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    Gene Ammons, Louis Armstrong (maybe), Wes Montgomery, Chuck Mangione (maybe), Canonball Adderly, Stanley Jordan.

    Oh and all of the above answers are great shouts. :)

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  • 9 years ago

    Glenn Miller (trombone)

    Count Basie (piano)

    Duke Ellington (piano)

    Benny Goodman (clarinet)

    Nat King Cole (piano + vocals)

    Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)

    Art Tatum (piano)

    Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet)

    Good answers from others, check them out too.

  • 9 years ago

    Some jazz guitarists? Joe pass, django rheinhart, al di meola(fusion)

  • STAN V
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    Charles Mingus has not been named, shame, the most intense bass player / composer in the history of modern jazz from the 40's to his death in '79.

    Source(s): Collection.
  • 9 years ago

    Sorry to tell you this,but those guys are pretty much the best of the best.nothing could ever come close to these guys.they all play jazz,but noone could ever play it like them.

    Source(s): my band teacher is a great jazz musician,and he has told us all about them
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