Twenty-seven jazz personae mentioned in Wednesday’s New York Times article by Ben Ratliff

Mose Allison

Paul Bley

Chuck Braman

Manfred Eicher

Bill Evans (1929-1980)
Bill Frisell

Stan Getz (1927-1991)
Lorraine Gordon

Johnny Griffin (1928-2008)

Ethan Iverson

Keith Jarrett

Masabumi Kikuchi

Lee Konitz

Scott LaFaro, (1936-1961), a bassist who had an influential trio with Motian and Evans; (I don’t think I was familiar with him before reading about him in this context, that he played with Motian and then died quite young).

Joe Lovano

Warne Marsh (1927-1987)

Charles Mingus (1922-1979)

Thelonious Monk (1917-1982)
Paul Motian (1931-November 22, 2011)
Greg Osby

Charlie Parker (1920-1955)

Chris Potter
Bud Powell (1924-1966)

Tony Scott (1921 – 2007) influential jazz clarinetist; (NB, likewise, for what its worth, I don’t think I could have identified this artist previously).
Mark Turner
Stefan Winter

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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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5 Responses to Twenty-seven jazz personae mentioned in Wednesday’s New York Times article by Ben Ratliff

  1. markweiss86 says:

    This is my typical digression, to Bill Douglass the bass player, because I was looking for a cite regarding Bud Powell’s interview with Studs Terkel and Douglass apparently has donated his library to a jazz ngo called Sierra Jazz. This is from a long, seems interesting interview by Richard Whittaker (links here because it mentions Lee Townsend and Jenny Scheinman):
    About five years ago, I recorded with a singer named Shweta Jhaveri who’s from North India. She’s certainly one of the best musicians I’ve ever played with, an astonishing singer. She wanted to try something different. A producer friend of mine, Lee Townsend, put a group of jazz musicians together and we did her pieces. It wasn’t jazz, but of course, Indian music is primarily improvised like jazz is anyway. It’s really a beautiful record. The Friday after the bombing [9/11] we had a concert on the books in LA. I wasn’t sure I’d ever play with her again. That was quite a time. This horror had just happened, and that was the only thing we were thinking about. The violin player lived in New York and had watched the towers come down. But when I was down there playing this concert with her, I could feel the usefulness of music. You could feel it in the air, in the concert hall of this little university.

    That kind of event [9/11] can make people very quiet inside. We had rehearsed the Wednesday after it happened at Ashkenaz in Berkeley. Here’s my friend, Jenny Scheinman, the violin player. I was just looking in her eyes and saying, “You watched it!” And then we had to go down to LA and play. I felt really honored to be a musician. Then I went with Marion to Reno-of all places-to play at the university there about a week later. It was a profound experience to be a musician working at that time giving out the nourishment of music.

  2. markweiss86 says:

    I guess I mean, awkwardly, that Ben Ratliff is jazz persona number 27 rather than changing the headline. I think I counted Monk twice or something.

  3. markweiss86 says:

    this post plus the preceding two add up to a tribute to Paul Motian the great jazz drummer who died this week at age 80

    • markweiss86 says:

      I also apropos of a back and forth with Ted Gioia have a list of nine labels mentioned during the Times Friday preview of 18 upcoming jazz shows: Clean Feed, Posi-tone, Sunnyside, Mack Avenue (2x), Concord Picante, Emarcy — something something. I was gonna hit him with ideas on shopping his Quartet label, which he said was located within 100 yards of the Varsity, where he saw C0unt Basie play. I sat with Ted’s “The History of Jazz” book for about an hour today at Palo Alto Main — here I am still — regarding Getz and Marsalis. Brief mention of Henry Butler but no Jack Walrath. You don’t know Jack?

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