Jazz (1940–50s)


Ahmed Abdul-Malik (1927–93)

Pepper Adams (1930–86)

Cannonball Adderley (1928–75)

Nat Adderley (1931–2000)

Joe Albany (1924–88)

Gene Ammons (1925–74)

Peter Appleyard (1928– )

Chet Baker (1929–88)

Chris Barber (1930– )

Louie Bellson (1924–2009)

Acker Bilk (1929–2014)

Ed Blackwell (1929–92)

Art Blakey (1919–90)

Paul Bley (1932–2016)

Claude Bolling (1930– )

Ruby Braff (1927–2003)

Bob Brookmeyer (1929–2011)

Tina Brooks (1932–74)

Clifford Brown (1930–56)

Lawrence Brown (1907–88)

Ray Brown (1926–2002)

Dave Brubeck (1920–2012)

Ray Bryant (1931–2011)

Kenny Burrell (1931– )

Joe Bushkin (1916–2004)

Billy Butterfield (1917–88)

Don Byas (1912–72)

Donald Byrd (1932–2013)

Brun Campbell (1884–1953)

Joe Castro (1927–2009)

Serge Chaloff (1923–57)

Paul Chambers (1935–69)

Teddy Charles (1928–2012)

Sonny Clark (1931–63)

Kenny Clarke (1914–85)

James Clay (1935–94)

Buck Clayton (1911–91)

Arnett Cobb (1918–89)

Al Cohn (1925–88)

Cozy Cole (1909–81)

Ornette Coleman (1930–2015)

John Coltrane (1926–67)

Ken Colyer (1928–88)

Eddie Costa (1930–62)

Sonny Criss (1927–77)

Tadd Dameron (1917–65)

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (1922–86)

Miles Davis (1926–91)

Walter Davis Jr. (1932–90)

Wild Bill Davison (1906–90)

Buddy DeFranco (1923–2014)

Paul Desmond (1924–77)

Vic Dickenson (1906–84)

Bill Doggett (1916–96)

Natty Dominique (1896–1982)

Arne Domnérus (1924–2008)

Lou Donaldson (1926– )

Kenny Dorham (1924–72)

Ray Draper (1940–82)

Kenny Drew (1928–93)

Harry "Sweets" Edison (1915–99)

Teddy Edwards (1924–2003)

Herb Ellis (1921–2010)

Bill Evans (1929–80)

Gil Evans (1912–88)

Don Ewell (1916–83)

Tal Farlow (1921–98)

Art Farmer (1928–99)

Victor Feldman (1934–87)

Maynard Ferguson (1928–2006)

Tommy Flanagan (1930–2001)

Bob Florence (1932–2008)

Jimmy Forrest (1920–80)

Frank Foster (1928–2011)

Panama Francis (1918–2001)

Tony Fruscella (1927–69)

Curtis Fuller (1934– )

Red Garland (1923–84)

Erroll Garner (1926–77)

Herb Geller (1928–2013)

Stan Getz (1927–91)

Terry Gibbs (1924– )

Dizzy Gillespie (1917–93)

Jimmy Giuffre (1921–2008)

Benny Golson (1929– )

Paul Gonsalves (1920–74)

Dexter Gordon (1923–90)

Wardell Gray (1921–55)

Bennie Green (1923–77)

Johnny Griffin (1928–2008)

Tiny Grimes (1916–89)

Marty Grosz (1930– )

Gigi Gryce (1927–83)

Vince Guaraldi (1928–76)

Lars Gullin (1928–76)

Al Haig (1924–82)

Jim Hall (1930–2013)

Chico Hamilton (1921–2013)

John Handy (1933– )

John Hardee (1918–84)

Joe Harriott (1928–73)

Bill Harris (1916–73)

Gene Harris (1933–2000)

Hampton Hawes (1928–77)

Tubby Hayes (1935–73)

Roy Haynes (1925– )

Jimmy Heath (1926– )

Eddie Higgins (1932–2009)

Milt Hinton (1910–2000)

Jutta Hipp (1925–2003)

Art Hodes (1904–93)

Bill Holman (1927– )

Elmo Hope (1923–67)

Chubby Jackson (1918–2003)

Milt Jackson (1923–99)

Willis Jackson (1932–87)

Illinois Jacquet (1922–2004)

Ahmad Jamal (1930– )

Jazz at the Philharmonic [1944–1983]

The Jazz Couriers

John Jenkins (1931–93)

Bill Jennings (1919– )

Budd Johnson

J.J. Johnson (1924–2001)

Hank Jones (1918–2010)

Jo Jones (1911–85)

Jonah Jones (1909–2000)

Quincy Jones (1933– )

Thad Jones (1923–86)

Clifford Jordan (1931–93)

Duke Jordan (1922–2006)

Richie Kamuca (1930–77)

Fred Katz (1919–2013)

Wynton Kelly (1931–71)

Stan Kenton (1911–79)

Barney Kessel (1923–2004)

King Curtis (1934–71)

Lee Konitz (1927– )

Rolf Kühn (1929– )

Steve Lacy (1934–2004)

Harold Land (1928–2001)

Don Lanphere (1928–2003)

Yusef Lateef (1920–2013)

Yank Lawson (1911–95)

Michel Legrand (1932– )

Lou Levy (1928–2001)

John Lewis (1920–2001)

Ramsey Lewis (1935– )

Booker Little (1938–61)

Mundell Lowe (1922– )

Humphrey Lyttelton (1921–2008)

Junior Mance (1928– )

Herbie Mann (1930–2003)

Shelly Manne (1920–84)

Charlie Mariano (1923–2009)

Dodo Marmarosa (1925–2002)

Warne Marsh (1927–87)

Howard McGhee (1918–87)

Jackie McLean (1932–2006)

Big Jay McNeely (1927– )

Jimmy McPartland (1907–91)

Marian McPartland (1918–2013)

Jay McShann (1916–2006)

Jack McVea (1914–2000)

Gil Melle (1931–2004)

Charles Mingus (1922–79)

Blue Mitchell (1930–79)

Red Mitchell (1927–92)

Hank Mobley (1930–86)

Modern Jazz Quartet [1952–1993]

Thelonious Monk (1917–82)

J.R. Monterose (1927–93)

Wes Montgomery (1925–68)

James Moody (1925–2010)

Brew Moore (1924–73)

Herb Morand (1905–52)

Frank Morgan (1933–2007)

Lee Morgan (1938–72)

Sam Most (1930–2013)

Gerry Mulligan (1927–96)

Fats Navarro (1923–50)

Oliver Nelson (1932–75)

Phineas Newborn Jr. (1931–90)

David "Fathead" Newman (1933–2009)

Joe Newman (1922–92)

Albert Nicholas (1900–71)

Wooden Joe Nicholas (1883–1957)

Herbie Nichols (1919–63)

Lennie Niehaus (1929– )

Anthony Ortega (1928– )

Tony Parenti (1900–72)

Charlie Parker (1920–55)

Knocky Parker (1918–86)

Leo Parker (1925–62)

Art Pepper (1925–82)

Oscar Peterson (1925–2007)

Oscar Pettiford (1922–60)

Flip Phillips (1915–2001)

Bud Powell (1924–66)

Mel Powell (1923–98)

André Previn (1930– )

Ike Quebec (1918–63)

Paul Quinichette (1916–83)

Jimmy Raney (1927–95)

Freddie Redd (1927– )

Dizzy Reece (1931– )

Max Roach (1924–2007)

Howard Roberts (1929–92)

Red Rodney (1927–94)

Shorty Rogers (1924–94)

Sonny Rollins (1930– )

Wally Rose (1913–97)

Frank Rosolino (1926–78)

Charlie Rouse (1924–88)

Jimmy Rowles (1918–96)

Howard Rumsey (1917–2015)

George Russell (1923–2009)

Shirley Scott (1934–2002)

Tony Scott (1921–2007)

Bud Shank (1926–2009)

George Shearing (1919–2011)

Jack Sheldon (1931– )

Wayne Shorter (1933– )

Horace Silver (1928–2014)

Zoot Sims (1925–85)

Hal Singer (1919– )

Jimmy Smith (1925–2005)

Johnny Smith (1922–2013)

Tab Smith (1909–71)

Willie Smith (1910–67)

Martial Solal (1927– )

Sonny Stitt (1924–82)

Billy Strayhorn (1915–67)

Frank Strozier (1937– )

Ira Sullivan (1931– )

Sun Ra (1914–93)

Ralph Sutton (1922–2001)

Buddy Tate (1913–2001)

Art Taylor (1929–94)

Billy Taylor (1921–2010)

Cecil Taylor (1929– )

Clark Terry (1920–2015)

Toots Thielemans (1922–2016)

Sir Charles Thompson (1918–2016)

Lucky Thompson (1924–2005)

Claude Thornhill (1909–65)

Cy Touff (1927–2003)

Lenny Tristano (1919–78)

George Van Eps (1913–98)

Leroy Vinnegar (1928–99)

Mal Waldron (1926–2002)

George Wallington (1924–93)

Wilbur Ware (1923–79)

Frank Wess (1922–2013)

Randy Weston (1926– )

Putte Wickman (1924–2006)

Bob Wilber (1928– )

Joe Wilder (1922–2014)

Barney Wilen (1937–96)

Ernie Wilkins (1922–99)

Claude Williamson (1926–2016)

Gerald Wilson (1918–2014)

Phil Woods (1931–2015)

Jimmy Yancey (1894–1951)

Various Artists


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