Hardbopjazz

10 most influential jazz artists of all time.

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We need a book, not a tome. A real book that gives broader context and scholarly researchful insight. If it's real, it can be quantified, and since jazz influence is being posited as being in fact being real, it is time for science to step up to the spotlight and do its thing for the benefit of humankind now. And if fails - then this whole "jazz influence" thing has just been a misperceived romanticized perception of a quantifiable social behavioral and/or phenomenon. That too, then, should be written as a book, lest there be debate about facts.

We need a book. Now more than ever, before this thing gets out of hand.

Does Ken Burns write books? I'm sure he knows a few people with 'jazz' bona fides who could help him out. Know what I'm sayin'?

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We need a book, not a tome. A real book that gives broader context and scholarly researchful insight. If it's real, it can be quantified, and since jazz influence is being posited as being in fact being real, it is time for science to step up to the spotlight and do its thing for the benefit of humankind now. And if fails - then this whole "jazz influence" thing has just been a misperceived romanticized perception of a quantifiable social behavioral and/or phenomenon. That too, then, should be written as a book, lest there be debate about facts.

We need a book. Now more than ever, before this thing gets out of hand.

You're kidding, right? If not, I'd say that such a book, like this new one about Bud Powell

http://jazztimes.com/articles/97283-the-amazing-bud-powell-black-genius-jazz-history-and-the-challenge-of-bebop-guthrie-p-ramsey-jr

would be worthless unless it too had "an attitude rooted in critical-theory aesthetics."

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Louis

Bix

Duke

Hawkins

Lester

Christian

Blanton

Bird

Miles

Coryell

Eddie Jefferson

That's eleven.

I forgot Bud Powell and Ornette. That's thirteen.

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We could blow this wide open and say, pick the top 3-5 most influential on each instrument.

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We could blow this wide open and say, pick the top 3-5 most influential on each instrument.

That's the only was such a listing would make sense to me, as complex as the history of jazz became ove the decades.

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