Jazz Musicians

John Hicks passing made me think of all the jazz musicians I’d seen when I lived in New York. If you live in New York for a while, you can listen to a lot of jazz.

Bill Evans used to be at the Village Vanguard so often, I used to think I can always see him next time. The last time I saw him there I was sitting against the far wall and I almost tripped him when he walked past me to the piano. When he died, I started thinking about mortality.

This is a list of the jazz musicians I’ve seen perform. That’s a lot of scotch, cognac and cigars.

Betty Carter, Tommy Flanagan, Art Blakey, Bill Evans, Red Garland, Pharoah Sanders, Cecil Taylor, Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Freddie Cole, Joe Henderson, John Hicks, Cootie Williams, Benny Green, Kirk Lightsey, Pharaoh Sanders, Richie Beirach, Sonny Rollins, Ella Fitzgerald, George Coleman, Eddie Harris, Johnny Hartman, Joanne Brackeen, Sonny Stitt, Al Haig, Fred Hersch, Pepper Adams, Jon Hendricks, Paul Desmond, Barry Harris, Abdullah Ibrahim, Jimmy Garrison, Nat Adderley, Akira Tana, Tete Montoliu, Art Farmer, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Jimmy Cobb, Bobby Enriquez, Gary Bartz, Bill Mays, Urbie Green, Kai Winding, Gerry Mulligan, Milton Naciemento, Gilberto Gil, Ahmad Jamal, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto, Mulgrew Miller, Hilton Ruiz, Tony Bennett, Tony Williams, Johnny Griffin, Ramsey Lewis, Art Pepper, Shirley Scott, Milt Jackson, Hank Mobley, Reggie Workman, Harry Connick, Jr, Gary Burton, Slide Hampton, Carla Bley, Bobby Short, Roy Haynes, Lou Donaldson, Lewis Nash, Terrence Blanchard, Alberta Hunter, Rashied Ali, Stanley Turrentine, Herbie Hancock, Steve Turre, Teddy Wilson, Geoffrey Keezer, Christian McBride, Kenny Clarke, David ‘Fathead’ Newman, Mel Torme, Cedar Walton, Grady Tate, Ray Barretto, James Williams, Wynton Marsalis, David Williams, Gil Evans, Ronnie Mathews, Valerie Capers, Essiet Essiet, Lou Levy, Stan Getz, Walter Bishop Jr, James Moody, Joe Zawinul, Jimmie Heath, Percy Heath, Eubie Blake, Lee Konitz, Alberta Hunter, Greg Hutchinson, Harold Land, Chuck Mangione, Randy Weston, Stanley Cowell, Oliver Jones, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Harold Mabern, Phil Woods, Sarah Vaughn, McCoy Tyner, Roy Hargrove, Shelly Manne, Vincent Herring, Jackie McLean, Carlos Valdes, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Ornette Coleman, Anita O’Day, Kenny Werner, Leon Thomas, Billy Taylor, Cal Tjader, Ron Carter, Walter Booker, Albert Heath, David Sanchez, Thad Jones, Leroy Vinnegar, Mel Lewis, Toots Thielemans, Gil Scott-Heron, Horace Silver, Tito Puente, George Duvivier, Renee Rosnes, Eddie Gomez, Marty Rivera, Count Basie, Chick Corea, Les McCann, Earl Hines, Donald Byrd, Charles Mingus, Billy Higgins, Clark Terry, Kenny Burrell, Russell Malone, Steve Kuhn, Bobby Watson, Rufus Reid, Jay Leonhart, Red Mitchell, George Cables, Sadao Watanabe, Dave Brubeck, Wayne Shorter, Woody Shaw, Curtis Fuller, Chucho Valdes, Kenny Kirkland, Al Di Meola, Vic Juris, Joe Farrell, Albert Ayler, Chico Freeman, Candido, Miles Davis, Joe Williams, Sun Ra, Abbey Lincoln, Hank Jones, Carmen McRae, Jack McDuff, Airto Moreira, Eddie Davis, Vince Guaraldi, Jack DeJohnette, Mike LeDonne, Arturo Sandoval, Eddie Palmieri, Oscar Peterson, Lester Bowie, Joey DeFrancesco, Branford Marsalis, Louis Hayes, Joe Pass, Blossom Dearie, Ray Bryant, Paquito D’Rivera, Mary Lou Williams, Danilo Perez, Mal Waldron, Nancy Wilson, Ellis Larkins, Stanley Clarke, Al Foster, Harry Edison, Ray Brown, Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, Jo Jones, George Duke, Ray Drummond, Lionel Hampton, Red Rodney, Junior Mance, Milt Hinton, Bobby Hutcherson, Ted Curson, Curtis Lundy, Cecil McBee, Peter Washington, George Mraz, Art Davis, Jon Faddis, Yusef Lateef, Joe Locke, Hugh Masakela, Idris Muhammad, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Diane Schuur, Ray Barretto, John Lewis, Jacky Terrasson, Cyrus Chestnut, Quincy Jones, Slam Stewart, Illinois Jacquet. Michel Camilo, Ellis Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Buster Williams, Ben Riley, Art Farmer, Marian McPartland, Art Taylor, Tom Harrell, Nicholas Payton, Greg Bandy, Bob Brookmeyer, Michel Petrucciani, Benny Carter, Max Roach, Stefon Harris, Diana Krall, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Smith, Richard Holmes, Eddy Vinson, Kenny Barron.

3 Replies to “Jazz Musicians”

  1. I must have seen Fats in a previous life. We saw Randy Weston at the Monterey Jazz Festival, I think in that big room where we saw the high school bands. I heard him outdoors at Lincoln Center at the bandshell one summer – he played Hi-Fly. Heard Brubeck and his kids there too.

    I think I saw Joe Locke at Bradley’s or maybe it was at the JVC Jazz Festival, same with Nancy Wilson. I think I saw Mal Waldron at the Vanguard, but there’s a lot of stuff I don’t remember.

  2. i think i saw some of these guys w/ you -where did you see hugh m, joe locke,youngblods,nancy willson,mal waldron,randy weston,fats nav, and curly russ.

    tim

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