The Miles Davis album “Kind of Blue” is an example of which jazz stylistic approach?
Clifford Brown co-led a quartet with….?
Max Roach
Cannonball Adderley invited his then current employer to play on his album “Somethin’ Else.” Who was this employer?
Miles Davis
Who were the Jones brothers?
-Thad Jones, lead trumpet for Basie, co-founder of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra
-Elvin Jones, drummer for John Coltrane
-Hank Jones, pianist
Clifford Brown was killed in a car accident on June 26, 1956. Who was the pianist that was also killed?
Richie Powell
What best describes the personnel on “Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago”?
The Miles Davis sextet without Miles:
-Cannonball, alto
-Trane, tenor
-Wynton Kelly, piano
-Paul Chambers, bass
-Jimmy Cobb, drums
Who were the sax players on Boss Tenors?
Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt
What did Art Blakey call his quintet?
“The Jazz Messengers”
What album did Brubeck’s “Take Five” come from?
“Time Out”
What was the one album that Coltrane made on Blue Note as a leader?
“Blue Train”
When the rhythm section showed up to record “Giant Steps,” it was…..
Extremely difficult for Tommy Flanagan because he thought it was a ballad
The tune Naima on the album “Giant Steps” is named after….?
Coltrane’s wife
Who were the members of Coltrane’s classic quartet?
-John Coltrane, tenor and soprano saxophones
-McCoy Tyner, piano
-Elvin Jones, drums
-Jimmy Garrison, bass
Most of the albums made by Miles and his first classic quintet were on what label?
Who were the members of Miles’ first classic quintet?
-Miles Davis, trumpet
-John Coltrane, tenor saxophone
-Red Garland, piano
-Paul Chambers, bass
-“Philly” Joe Jones, drums
Who were the members of Miles’ second classic quintet?
-Miles Davis, trumpet
-Wayne Shorter, tenor saxophone
-Herbie Hancock, piano
-Ron Carter, bass
-Tony Williams, drums
Which composer/performer wrote Que Pasa, Nutville, Peace, and Sister Sadie?
Horace Silver
Herbie Hancock’s album “Maiden Voyage” had what personnel?
-Herbie Hancock, piano
-Ron Carter, bass
-Tony Williams, drums
-Freddie Hubbard, trumpet
-George Coleman, tenor sax
“Money Jungle” features (besides Ellington)…..
Charles Mingus and Max Roach
Which artist recorded the best-selling album, “Concert by the Sea”?
Erroll Garner
Who were the tenor sax players on “Tough Tenor Favorites?”
Johnny Griffin and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis
Who were the members of the quintet that recorded “Jazz at Massey Hall” (1952)?
-Dizzy Gillespie
-Charlie Parker
-Bud Powell
-Charles Mingus
-Max Roach
Dizzy Gillespie made and album with which swing trumpeter?
Roy Eldridge
What was the only album that featured both Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane?
“Tenor Madness”
Who were the other horn players on Dizzy’s recording, “Sonny Side Up”?
-Sonny Stitt
-Sonny Rollins
-Ray Bryant, piano
-Tommy Bryant, bass
-Charlie Persip, drums
Who were the sax players on “A Blowin’ Session”?
Hank Mobley, Johnny Griffin, and John Coltrane
Who were the horn players on “For Musicians Only”?
Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, and Sonny Stitt
What was Stan Getz’s favorite album of his own work?
What are the Joe Henderson albums we studied in class?
“Page One”
“In ‘n Out”
“Inner Urge”
“Mode for Joe”
“Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn”
What are the Lee Morgan albums we studied in class?
“The Sidewinder”
“Corn Bread”
What are the Wes Montgomery albums we studied in class?
“The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery”
“Full House”
“Smokin’ at the Half Note”
Gerry Mulligan had a piano-less quartet (quintet?) with which jazz trumpet player?
Chet Baker
What are the Wayne Shorter albums we studied in class?
“The All-Seeing Eye”
“Speak No Evil”
What is the personnel on “Bird and Diz”?
Bird, Diz, Curley Russel, Buddy Rich, Thelonious Monk
What was Miles Davis’ first sextet album?
What are the Horace Silver albums we studied in class?
“Song for My Father”
“Blowin’ the Blues Away”
“The Cape Verdean Blues”
Which jazz artist was known by the nickname “Bags”?
Milt Jackson
After Mel Lewis died, what did the name of his band change to?
The Village Vanguard Orchestra
What are the names of the Bill Holman sides we studied in class?
“A View from the Side”
“Brilliant Corners”
(“Big Band in a Jazz Orbit”)
Which band always had 1 french horn and 1 tuba? (New York)
McCoy Tyner’s big band
What was the name of Bob Florence’s band?
The Limited Edition
Which band only used 1 trombone?
The GRP Big Band
What are the Maria Schneider albums we studied in class?
“Coming About”
“Concert in the Garden”
“Blue Skies”
What are the international big bands we studied in class?
-Clarke-Boland Big Band
-Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass
-Norbotten Big Band
-Peter Herbolzheimer
-WDR Band
-Metropole Orchestra
Which band always had 2 altos, 2 tenors, and 2 baris?
Bob Florence
Which band always had 1 alto, 2 tenors, and 2 baris?
Stan Kenton
Which band always had no alto, 3 tenors, and 1 bari?
Woody Herman
All LA rehearsal bandleaders are great instrumentalists: which one also sings?
Jack Sheldon
What are the McCoy Tyner big band albums we studied in class?
“Uptown Downtown”
“The Turning Point”
Which band does not use a bari sax?
McCoy Tyner’s big band
Who are the arrangers for the Maria Schneider band?
Trick question. Maria Schneider does all her own arrangements
What band recorded “More Blues and the Abstract Truth”?
Oliver Nelson
What are the Gil Evans albums we studied in class (without Miles)?
“Gil Evans and 10”
“Out of the Cool”
“The Individualism of Gil Evans”
“And His Mother Called Him Bill” refers to…?
Billy Strayhorn
What band recorded “New Concepts of Artistry in Rhythm”?
Stan Kenton
Of the first 7 bands we studied, 1 was not a road band. Which one?
Gil Evans
Pianst leaders usually played very sparsely – but which band was completely piano-less?
Gerry Mulligan
What were the Miles Davis and Gil Evans collaborations we studied in class?
“Birth of the Cool”
“Miles Ahead”
“Porgy and Bess”
“Sketches of Spain”
Who arranged “The Atomic Mr. Basie”?
Neal Hefti
Which band recorded “The Quintessence”?
Quincy Jones
Which composer/arranger intentionally wrote quarter tones?
Gil Evans
Which band had the fewest personnel changes?
Duke Ellington
Which jazz vocalist recorded an extensive songboook series?
Ella Fitzgerald
Which jazz vocalist recorded “____ in Berlin: Mack the Knife”?
Ella Fitzgerald
Who recorded “Lady Sings the Blues”?
Billie Holiday
Who had the nickname “Lady Day”?
Billie Holiday
Who had the nickname “Sassy”?
Sarah Vaughan
Who had the nickname “The Velvet Fog”?
Mel Tomey
Who had the nickname “Mr. B”?
Billy Eckstine
Which 2 famous quintets did Nancy Williams make albums with?
George Shearing and Cannonball Adderley
Sarah Vaughan recorded a famous album with which big band?
Count Basie
Which jazz vocalist recorded with Count Basie and Mel Lewis?
Joe Williams
Which jazz vocalist recorded with Miles Davis?
Bob Dorough
Which jazz vocalist could go on stage alone and sound like a group?
Bobby McFerrin
Who recorded the tunes Seventh Son, Your Mind is on Vacation, Your Molecular Structure, and Your Mouth is Working Overtime?
Mose Allison