[JPL] Who is Jazz's Greatest Living Legend?

Derrick Lucas dnlbka at rit.edu
Fri Mar 23 10:26:51 EDT 2007

A question to spark discussion and friendly debate, 


Who in your opinion is jazz's greatest living legend by instrument and


So here's my opinion off the top of my head. I know I'm missing somebody


Alto Sax-Ornette Coleman

Bass-Ron Carter

Drums-Max Roach

Guitar-Kenny Burrell

Guitar-George Benson

Hammond B3-Jimmy McGriff 

Piano-Oscar Peterson

Piano- Dave Brubeck

Piano-Herbie Hancock 

Piano-Horace Silver

Tenor Sax-Sonny Rollins

Tenor Sax-Wayne Shorter

Trombone-Curtis Fuller

Trumpet-Freddie Hubbard

Vibes-Bobby Hutcherson

Vocals (Male) Jon Hendricks

Vocals (Female)-Etta James 


Of the names listed I would say Max would get my vote as jazz's greatest
living legend.  


Who's yours? 






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