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

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Fri Mar 23 16:11:47 EDT 2007


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>From: "Derrick Lucas" <dnlbka at rit.edu>
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>Subject: [JPL] Who is Jazz's Greatest Living Legend? Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 
>10:26:51 -0400
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>This Week's JPL Sponsor: GRACE KELLY
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>A question to spark discussion and friendly debate,
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>Who in your opinion is jazz's greatest living legend by instrument and
>overall?
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>So here's my opinion off the top of my head. I know I'm missing somebody
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>Alto Sax-Ornette Coleman
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>Bass-Ron Carter
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>Drums-Max Roach
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>Guitar-Kenny Burrell
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>Guitar-George Benson
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>Hammond B3-Jimmy McGriff
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>Piano-Oscar Peterson
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>Piano- Dave Brubeck
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>Piano-Herbie Hancock
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>Piano-Horace Silver
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>Tenor Sax-Sonny Rollins
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>Tenor Sax-Wayne Shorter
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>Trombone-Curtis Fuller
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>Trumpet-Freddie Hubbard
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>Vibes-Bobby Hutcherson
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>Vocals (Male) Jon Hendricks
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>Vocals (Female)-Etta James
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>Of the names listed I would say Max would get my vote as jazz's greatest
>living legend.
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>Who's yours?
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>Cheers!
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>Derrick
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>This Week's Sponsor: GRACE KELLY
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>Christian Scott, Adam Larrabee, Rick McLaughlin and Jordan Perlson.
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>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.
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>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.
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>She has been a student of New England Preparatory School since 2003.  Grace 
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>''I first met Grace Kelly at the 2006 summer jazz program at Stanford 
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>to get one. Hooray for the future of jazz and the alto sax!''
>.........Phil Woods
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>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 
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>What more could we ask for?
>.....Lee Konitz
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>Dear Grace,
>After hearing your project, I'm convinced that your talent is definitely 
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>......Cedar Walton
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>.....Jimmy Heath.
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>...........Donald Brown
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>''The best compliment I can give any player is that they are an improviser. 
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>that she is comfortable and competent playing many different styles of 
>music''
>.....Jerry Bergonzi
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