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Great Jazz names (apart from Thelonious Monk)

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Luther Thomas

Ziggy Ellman

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Toots Mondello

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Irving Fazola, who'd had his name legally changed from Irving Prestopnick

Buddy Featherstonhaugh (pronounced in England as Fanshaw)

Slam Stewart

Bam Brown

Ziggy Elman

Alcide 'Slow Drag' Pavageau

Tadd Dameron

Budd Johnson

Sun Ra

T-Bone Walker

Ornette Coleman

Arnett Cobb

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Peter Apfelbaum

Slim Gaillard

Edited by Cyril

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Zoot Sims

Lightnin' Hopkins

Muddy Waters

Howlin' Wolf

Toots Mondello

Mousey Alexander

Tricky Sam Nanton

Bunny Berigan

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Foots Thomas

Wilton Felder

Malachi Favors Maghostut

Wilbur Ware

Roscoe Mitchell

Julius Hemphill

Mal Waldron

Horace Parlan

Nico Bunick

Britt Woodman

Paul Bley

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Robert Night Hawk

Bobbie Cadillac

Meade Lux Lewis

Doug Suggs

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I declare Spanky De Brest the winner! :lol:

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Shake Keane

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Sunship Woody Theus

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Stump Evans

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I've heard that Irving Fazola took that name from solfeggio, particularly "fa-so-la". I wonder if he was after the do-re-mi? :rolleyes:

Kenny Davern once told me he had a chance to play Fazola's clarinet, and that when the horn warmed up, it stank of garlic...

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Baby Dodds hasn't been listed yet right?

Some great names in jazz.

Art Blakey

Miles Davis

Billie Holiday

Major figures, household names as they are, they are great jazz names.

Does Gil-Scott Heron count?

Curtis Counce

Yeah, Bubber Miley and Spankey DeBreast are tops.

Buckshot... Cannonball...

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Norwood "Pony" Poindexter

John Handy

Phineas Newborn

Cootie Williams

I'm thankful no one has mentioned (that I noticed anyway), the pianist last-named "Hyman"

Edited by BeBop

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