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

Tom Mallison tomthejazzman at earthlink.net
Fri Mar 23 11:15:00 EDT 2007


Good exercise.  I would remove Etta James from the female vocalist 
category and probably add Nancy Wilson.  ALOHA  Tom

Bob Stockton wrote:

> This Week's JPL Sponsor: GRACE KELLY
>
>
> I'd probably sub Bud Shank for Ornette on the list.
>
> Bob Stockton
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Derrick Lucas" <dnlbka at rit.edu>
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> Subject: [JPL] Who is Jazz's Greatest Living Legend?
>
>
> This Week's JPL Sponsor: GRACE KELLY
>
>
> A question to spark discussion and friendly debate,
>
>
>
> Who in your opinion is jazz's greatest living legend by instrument and
> overall?
>
>
>
> 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?
>
>
>
> Cheers!
>
> Derrick
>
>
>
>
>
> -------------------------------------------
> This Week's Sponsor: GRACE KELLY
> -------------------------------------------
>
> GRACE KELLY ''Every Road I Walked'':  Saxophonist/vocalist/composer 
> GRACE KELLY might only be 14 years old, but she kicks out the tunes 
> like the seasoned pro she is.  ''Every Road I Walked'' is her 3rd cd 
> and features Terri Lyne Carrington, John Lockwood and Doug Johnson, 
> with special guests Christian Scott, Adam Larrabee, Rick McLaughlin 
> and Jordan Perlson.
>
> Ms. Kelly  won four 2006 Down Beat Magazine Student Music Awards: Jazz 
> Soloist, Original Composition (''Fast Metabolism''), Pop/Rock/Blues 
> soloist, and Jazz Vocalist - Outstanding Performance.
>
> Some other awards include:
> -Winner of 2007 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award (''Every 
> Road I Walked'').
> -Top woodwind soloist and the top vocal alto soloist at the 2007 
> Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.
> -First place 2006 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition.
> -Grace was the youngest participant at the invitation only  Brubeck 
> Summer Jazz Colony in 2006.
> -Grace has been selected to participate in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead 
> Residency Program in 2007 (Youngest) at Kennedy Center in Wash. D.C.
> -Selected for Massachusetts All-State Jazz Band 2007.
>
> She has been a student of New England Preparatory School since 2003.  
> Grace is or has studied with Lee Konitz, Jerry Bergonzi, Cedar Walton, 
> Phil Woods, Allan Chase,  Rebecca Parris, James Merenda, and Jeremy 
> Udden.
>
> ''I first met Grace Kelly at the 2006 summer jazz program at Stanford 
> University. I was amazed at her precocity and talent. Recently she sat 
> in with me and the Jazz Ambassadors Jazz Band at the Pittsfield Jazz 
> Fest. and we jammed together through ''I'll Remember April.'' How did 
> she sound? I gave her my hat! That is how good she sounded! She is the 
> first alto player to get one. Hooray for the future of jazz and the 
> alto sax!''
> .........Phil Woods
>
> This is Miss Kelly's 3rd CD, and it's a very nice one. Of course you 
> know Grace is 14 years on this planet, and is all ears and heart.  
> Beautiful sound on her alto, and some lovely phrases to boot!
> Lester Young asked a young player after hearing a technical display, 
> ''but can you sing me a song?'' Grace can definitely do that.  Good 
> rhythm, nice arrangements, creative originals.  She sings like crazy!
> What more could we ask for?
> .....Lee Konitz
>
> Dear Grace,
> After hearing your project, I'm convinced that your talent is 
> definitely worthy of the attention of the Jazz community, and your 
> future is genuinely going to earn a high level of achievement.
> ......Cedar Walton
>
> ''The future of our music is in good hands.''
> .....Jimmy Heath.
>
> ..........''the jazz world has another great reason to celebrate with 
> the arrival of Grace Kelly.  Her talent makes her a triple threat as a 
> brilliant saxophonist, a very gifted composer, and vocalist with great 
> feeling.  Her playing represents everything I love about jazz, 
> swinging, imagination, and the blues.  You must check out this 
> Cd         ...........Donald Brown
>
> ''The best compliment I can give any player is that they are an 
> improviser. Grace is definitely an improviser. She does not play 
> worked out lines or get caught up in the latest fad. She plays and 
> improvises in the present. It's all about the music of the moment. She 
> has an honest freedom about her and she's connecting with the other 
> musicians and having fun making the music. That's why it feels free to 
> me. Another great thing about Grace is that she is comfortable and 
> competent playing many different styles of music''
> .....Jerry Bergonzi
>
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> This Week's Sponsor: GRACE KELLY
> -------------------------------------------
>
> GRACE KELLY ''Every Road I Walked'':  Saxophonist/vocalist/composer 
> GRACE KELLY might only be 14 years old, but she kicks out the tunes 
> like the seasoned pro she is.  ''Every Road I Walked'' is her 3rd cd 
> and features Terri Lyne Carrington, John Lockwood and Doug Johnson, 
> with special guests Christian Scott, Adam Larrabee, Rick McLaughlin 
> and Jordan Perlson.
>
> Ms. Kelly  won four 2006 Down Beat Magazine Student Music Awards: Jazz 
> Soloist, Original Composition (''Fast Metabolism''), Pop/Rock/Blues 
> soloist, and Jazz Vocalist - Outstanding Performance.
>
> Some other awards include:
> -Winner of 2007 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award (''Every 
> Road I Walked''). -Top woodwind soloist and the top vocal alto soloist 
> at the 2007 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.
> -First place 2006 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition.
> -Grace was the youngest participant at the invitation only  Brubeck 
> Summer Jazz Colony in 2006.
> -Grace has been selected to participate in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead 
> Residency Program in 2007 (Youngest) at Kennedy Center in Wash. D.C.
> -Selected for Massachusetts All-State Jazz Band 2007.
>
> She has been a student of New England Preparatory School since 2003.  
> Grace is or has studied with Lee Konitz, Jerry Bergonzi, Cedar Walton, 
> Phil Woods, Allan Chase,  Rebecca Parris, James Merenda, and Jeremy 
> Udden.
> ''I first met Grace Kelly at the 2006 summer jazz program at Stanford 
> University. I was amazed at her precocity and talent. Recently she sat 
> in with me and the Jazz Ambassadors Jazz Band at the Pittsfield Jazz 
> Fest. and we jammed together through ''I'll Remember April.'' How did 
> she sound? I gave her my hat! That is how good she sounded! She is the 
> first alto player to get one. Hooray for the future of jazz and the 
> alto sax!''
> .........Phil Woods 
> This is Miss Kelly's 3rd CD, and it's a very nice one. Of course you 
> know Grace is 14 years on this planet, and is all ears and heart.  
> Beautiful sound on her alto, and some lovely phrases to boot!
> Lester Young asked a young player after hearing a technical display, 
> ''but can you sing me a song?'' Grace can definitely do that.  Good 
> rhythm, nice arrangements, creative originals.  She sings like crazy!
> What more could we ask for?
> .....Lee Konitz
> Dear Grace,
> After hearing your project, I'm convinced that your talent is 
> definitely worthy of the attention of the Jazz community, and your 
> future is genuinely going to earn a high level of achievement.
> ......Cedar Walton
>
> ''The future of our music is in good hands.''
> .....Jimmy Heath. 
> ..........''the jazz world has another great reason to celebrate with 
> the arrival of Grace Kelly.  Her talent makes her a triple threat as a 
> brilliant saxophonist, a very gifted composer, and vocalist with great 
> feeling.  Her playing represents everything I love about jazz, 
> swinging, imagination, and the blues.  You must check out this 
> Cd         ...........Donald Brown 
> ''The best compliment I can give any player is that they are an 
> improviser. Grace is definitely an improviser. She does not play 
> worked out lines or get caught up in the latest fad. She plays and 
> improvises in the present. It's all about the music of the moment. She 
> has an honest freedom about her and she's connecting with the other 
> musicians and having fun making the music. That's why it feels free to 
> me. Another great thing about Grace is that she is comfortable and 
> competent playing many different styles of music''
> .....Jerry Bergonzi  
> Radio and print media promotion by Dr. Jazz, 800-955-4375, 
> drjazz at drjazz.com
>
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
> Send jazzproglist mailing list submissions to
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