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

Jackson, Bobby Bobby.Jackson at ideastream.org
Fri Mar 23 13:33:49 EDT 2007


Let's not forget the great pianist Hank Jones the eldest sibling from
one of the great families of jazz.  He's seen it all and played it all,
exceptionally.

Bobby Jackson

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

Bob Stockton wrote:

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> I'd probably sub Bud Shank for Ornette on the list.
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> Bob Stockton
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Derrick Lucas" <dnlbka at rit.edu>
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> Sent: Friday, March 23, 2007 9:26 AM
> Subject: [JPL] Who is Jazz's Greatest Living Legend?
>
>
> This Week's JPL Sponsor: GRACE KELLY
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> 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
>
>
>
>
>
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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
>
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> -------------------------------------------
>
> 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
>
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This Week's Sponsor: GRACE KELLY
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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

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