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Great Jazz names (apart from Thelonious Monk)

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Blue Mitchell

Junior Cook

Booker Little

Don Cherry

Edited by Cyril

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Cornelius Bumpus

Monk Montgomery

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So what is a "great" jazz name (given that real names and nicknames are happily mixed here)?

Maybe the below fictitious line-up that appeared in the Swedish jazz magazine ORKESTER JOURNALEN in 1957 in a columnist's somewhat sarcastic comment on those endlessly, often aimlessly rambling "blowing" sessions that abounded on LP at those times? :D

Joe Atom Bomb Blowingboy

(his brother) Moe Blowingboy

Jackie Machine-Gun Cincinnati

Chicken-Feather Donaldson

Okmulgee Huckleford (b)

Artie Messenger (dr)

:crazy:

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KaT'etta Aton

(can anybody tell me whatever happened to her?)

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Tut Soper

Min Leibrook

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Candy Finch

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Kansas Fields

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Slow Drag Pavageau

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Shad Collins

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Dodo Marmarosa

Bix (forget if he's been listed)

Sal Mosca

These have probably been listed already.

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Humphrey Lyttleton (sounds like a 19thC Secretary of State for The Colonies)

Wally Fawkes (sounds like an even more incompetent pyromaniac regicide).

Edited by A Lark Ascending

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A couple of people have mentioned blues names. If you want to go there:

Bumble Bee Slim

Smokey Hogg

Daddy Stovepipe

Miss Peaches

Jewel Long

Peppermint Harris

King Ivory Lee

Zu Zu Bollin

Lazy Slim Jim

Harmonica Fats

Bo Diddley

Cripple Clarence Lofton

Cousin Leroy

Smiling Smokey Lynn

Long Tall Lester

Lightnin' Leon (Billy Lee Riley recording as a blues singer)

Flash Terry

Stick Horse Hammond

and a couple thousand others.

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Anybody named "Sid", "Sonny", or "Walt".

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All this is making me forget there are jazz musicians with names like:

John Smith

Bill Evans

Ted Brown

Sam Jones

Joe Newman

Andrew Hill

Alan Barnes

Pete Johnson

Joe Williams

Jimmy Jones

etc

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Alto Reed - not nec'ly a great hornman, but a truly great name for one

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Snoozer Quinn

Jemeel Moondoc

All this is making me forget there are jazz musicians with names like:

John Smith

Bill Evans

Ted Brown

Sam Jones

Joe Newman

Andrew Hill

Alan Barnes

Pete Johnson

Joe Williams

Jimmy Jones

etc

You read my mind.

I posted a few pages back - George Adams

with this exact thing in mind :g

Edited by freelancer

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On the radio Dick Buckley once mentioned that the trombonists Abe Lincoln and George Washington not only knew each other, they once rode in a car together when a Los Angeles cop stopped them.

They should have gone to NYC, they could have gone over the George Washington Bridge and through the Lincoln Tunnel.

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Jelly Roll Morton

Baby Dodds

Robert Nighthawk

Cripple Clarence Lofton

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Mutt Carey

Lockjaw Davis

Maurice Kalaparusha McIntyre

Little Willie Smith

Baby Lawrence

Sweets Edison

Lucky Thompson

Lucky Millinder

Fats Waller

Fats Domino

Snake Hips Tucker

Sweet Mama Stringbean

Eric Dolphy

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Leon "Big Spider" Beck

"Elephants" Jerold

Edited by Chuck Nessa

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Guy Viveros

Bubba Brooks

Anyone (or almost anyone, in case there's a dud I'm forgetting) with the title "Sir"

Also, isn't Earl Swope a great name for a trombonist? Especially one who played like Earl Swope

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