Miles Davis
Cool Jazz, Free Jazz and Fusion
Miles Davis Nonet
Cool Jazz, all play together, never have homogenous sections
Gil Evans
arranged for Miles Davis Nonet
Gerry Mulligan Pianoless Quartet
West Coast Jazz, no chord instrument (piano or guitar)
Gerry Mulligan
arranger/composer, tuneful solos on baritone sax
Lee Konitz
master of alto sax, played with Mulligan’s Quartet, influenced by Charlie Parker
Chet Baker
trumpet/vocals in Gerry Mulligan Pianoless Quartet, scat singer
Modern Jazz Quartet
made Jazz more formal, wore tuxedos, played some 3rd Stream
John Lewis
light, delicate touch on piano, accompanied
Milt Jackson
vibraphone, used Bebop lines on solos, influenced by Blues
Jazz Messengers
ones of first Hard Bop bands, 1953
Horace Silver
funky style piano, great composer and arranger
Art Blakey
drums, one of Hard Bop’s best; nurtured young talent
Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet
short lived band due to Brown’s death
Sonny Rollins
great improviser and jazz master on tenor sax, unique sound; motivic/thematic development
Clifford Brown
best/most influential Hard Bop trumpet player, full, improvised
Max Roach
one of best Hard Bop drummers, aggressive use of accents
Classic (1950s) Miles Davis Quintet
Hard Bop and Cool Jazz, 2nd great Jazz rhythm section, assembled for sound and style
John Coltrane
tenor sax, “sheets of sound”
Red Garland
light/swinging piano
Paul Chambers
one of greatest bass players of all time, tuneful bass lines
Philly Joe Jones
one of greatest hard bop drummers
Miles Davis Sextet
Kind of Blue album, moved toward freedom, very influential
Cannonball Adderley
alto sax
Jimmy Cobb
Bill Evans
piano, equal partner with Davis in album’s conception
Father of Modern Jazz Piano, smeared notes together
Bill Evans Trio
Freer Jazz, pioneered rhythm section interplay
Scott La Faro
Father of Modern Jazz Bass, let go of timekeeping role, plucked with 3 fingers (faster)
Paul Motian
plays drums and cymbals for tone COLOR rather than rhythm
Ornette Coleman
Free Jazz, loved or hated, very improvised, ridiculousness
Classic John Coltrane Quartet
free-ER jazz, unique sounds
McCoy Tyner
most influential post-bop piano player, full chords & ringing octaves
Elvin Jones
one of most influential post-bop drummers played polyrhythms
Miles Davis (1960s) Quintet
3rd great Jazz rhythm section, free-ER jazz, interactive
Herbie Hancock
influenced by Bill Evans piano, strong blues influence
Tony Williams
prodigy, most influential post-bop drummer
Ron Carter
held band together, played very fast tempos on bass
George Coleman/Wayne Shorter
tenor sax in Miles Davis 1960s Quintet