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 1989

Perlo, Don
Lyons, Len
Jazz portraits
The lives and music of the jazz masters
By Len Lyons and Don Perlo
New York: William Morrow, 1989, 610 p.


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  Adderley, Cannonball [Julian Edwin] (b. 1928 d. 1975)   alto sax, bandleader
  Adderley, Nat [Nathaniel] (b. 1931)   cast, composer
  Airto (b. 1941)   drums, percussion
  Akiyoshi, Toshiko (b. 1929)   composer, piano
  Allen, Henry James "Red" (b. 1908 d. 1967)   trumpet, vocals
  Ammons, Albert C. (b. 1907 d. 1949)   jazz piano, piano
  Ammons, Gene [Eugene] (b. 1925 d. 1974)   tenor sax, bandleader
  Armstrong, Louis (b. 1900)   cast, composer
  Ayler, Albert (b. 1936 d. 1970)   tenor saxophone, leader
  Bailey, Mildred (b. 1907 d. 1951)   composer, singer
  Baker, Chet [Chesney Henry] (b. 1929 d. 1988)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Basie, [William] (b. 1904 d. 1984)   bandleader, composer
  Bechet, Sidney (Joseph) (b. 1897 d. 1959)   clarinet, saxophone
  Beiderbecke, Bix [Leon Bismarck] (b. 1903 d. 1931)   cornet, musicisti
  Bellson, Louis Paul (b. 1924)   composer, drummer
  Benson, George (b. 1943)   guitar, jazz guitar
  Bigard, Barney (b. 1906 d. 1980)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Blackwell, Ed [Edward Joseph] (b. 1929)   drummer
  Blake, Eubie [James Hubert] (b. 1883 d. 1983)   cast, composer
  Blake, Ran (b. 1935)   piano, composer
  Blakey, Art (b. 1919 d. 1990)   drummer, drums
  Blanton, Jimmy [James] (b. 1921 d. 1942)   alto horn, double bass
  Bley, Carla (b. 1938)   arranger, composer
  Bley, Hyman Paul (b. 1932)   piano
  Blythe, Arthur (Murray) [Black Arthur] (b. 1940)   alto sax, soprano sax
  Bowie, Lester (b. 1941)   trumpet
  Braxton, Anthony (b. 1945)   alto saxophone, flute
  Brookmeyer, Bob [Robert] (b. 1929)   valve trombone, piano
  Brown, Clifford (b. 1930 d. 1956)   trumpet
  Brown, Ray [Raymond Mathews] (b. 1926)   bass, composer
  Brubeck, Dave [David Warren] (b. 1920)   alto saxophone, composer
  Burrell, Kenny [Kenneth Earl] (b. 1931)   guitar, jazz guitar
  Burton, Gary (b. 1943)   vibraharp, vibraphone
  Byard, Jaki [John Arthur] (b. 1922)   piano, tenor saxophone
  Byas, Don (b. 1912 d. 1972)   tenor saxophone
  Byrd, Donald [Donaldson Toussaint l'Overture] (b. 1932)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Carter, Benny (b. 1907)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Carter, Betty (b. 1930)   singer, vocals
  Carter, Ron [Ronald Levin] (b. 1937)   bass (instrument), bass
  Catlett, Sid [Sidney] (b. 1910 d. 1951)   drummer, drums
  Chambers, Paul [Laurence Dunbar, jr] (b. 1935 d. 1969)   bass (instrument), bass
  Cherry, Don [Donald Eugene].) (b. 1936 a. 1950)   trumpeter, bandleader
  Christian, Charlie (b. 1916 d. 1942)   guitar, jazz guitar
  Clarke, Kenny [Klook] [Kenneth Spearman] (b. 1914 d. 1985)   drummer, drums
  Clarke, Stanley (Marvin) (b. 1951)   bass (instrument), bass
  Cobb, Arnett [Arnette Cleophus] (b. 1918 d. 1989)   tenor saxophone
  Cobham, Billy [William C.] (b. 1944)   drummer, drums
  Cohn, Al (b. 1925 d. 1988)   orchestrator, saxophone
  Cole, Cozy [William Randolph] (b. 1909 d. 1981)   cast, drummer
  Coleman, Ornette (b. 1930)   alto saxophone, drums
  Coltrane, John (William) (b. 1926 d. 1967)   alto sax, soprano sax
  Corea, Chick (b. 1941)   piano, composer
  Coryell, Larry (b. 1943)   guitar, jazz and fusion guitarist
  Crosby, Israel (Clem) (b. 1919 d. 1962)   string bass
  Cyrille, Andrew (Charles) (b. 1939)   drummer, drums
  Davis, Miles (Dewey) (b. 1926 d. 1991)   piano, tromba
  De Franco, Buddy [Boniface Ferdinand Leonardo] (b. 1923)   clarinet
  Dejohnette, Jack (b. 1942)   jazz drummer, piano
  Desmond, Paul (b. 1924 d. 1977)   alto saxophone
  Dickenson, Vic [Victor] (b. 1906 d. 1984)   trombone, vocals
  Dodds, Baby (b. 1898 d. 1959)   drummer, drums
  Dodds, Johnny [John M.] (b. 1892 d. 1940)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Dolphy, Eric (Allan) (b. 1928 d. 1964)   alto saxophone, flute
  Dorham, Kenny [McKinley Howard] (b. 1924 d. 1972)   trumpet
  Dorsey, Tommy [Thomas] (b. 1905 d. 1956)   cast, composer
  Duvivier, George (b. 1920 d. 1985)   alto horn, bass (instrument)
  Eckstine, Billy (b. 1914 d. 1993)   singer, vocals
  Edison, Sweets (b. 1915)   drums, trumpet
  Eldridge, Roy [David Roy] (b. 1911 d. 1989)   tromba, trumpet
  Ellington (b. 1899 d. 1974)   composer, direttore d'orchestra
  Ellis, Don (b. 1934 d. 1978)   clarinet, trumpet
  Evans, Bill (b. 1929 d. 1980)   composer, flute
  Evans, Gil (b. 1912 d. 1988)   arranger, piano
  Farlow, Tal [Talmadge Holt] (b. 1921)   guitar, jazz guitar
  Farmer, Art [Arthur Stewart] (b. 1928)   flugel horn, trumpeter
  Ferguson, Maynard (b. 1928)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Fitzgerald, Ella (b. 1920 a. 1936)   composer, interprete
  Fontana, Carl (Charles) (b. 1928)   trombone
  Fuller, Curtis (Dubois) (b. 1934)   trombone, composer
  Garland, Red [William M.] (b. 1923 d. 1984)   jazz piano, piano
  Garner, Erroll (Louis) (b. 1921 d. 1977)   musicista, piano
  Getz, Stan [Stanley] (b. 1927 d. 1991)   tenor saxophone, leader
  Gillespie, Dizzy [John Birks] (b. 1917)   tromba, trumpet
  Giuffre, Jimmy [James Peter] (b. 1921)   baritone sax, clarinet
  Golson, Benny (b. 1929)   conductor, piano
  Goodman, Benny [Benjamin David] (b. 1909 d. 1986)   alto saxophone, cast
  Gordon, Dexter (Keith) (b. 1923 d. 1990)   tenor saxophone
  Grappelli, Stephane (b. 1908)   guitar, violin
  Gray, Wardell (b. 1921 d. 1955)   tenor saxophone
  Greer, Sonny [William Alexander] (b. >1895 d. 1982)   drums, jazz drummer
  Hackett, Bobby [Robert Leo] (b. 1915 d. 1976)   cornet, trumpet
  Haden, Charlie [Charles Edward] (b. 1937)   string bass
  Hall, Jim [James Stanley] (b. 1930)   jazz guitar
  Hamilton, Chico [Foreststorn] (b. 1921)   composer, director
  Hampton, Lionel (b. 1913)   drums, musicista
  Hampton, Slide [Locksley Wellington] (b. 1932)   trombone, arranger
  Hancock, Herbie [Herbert Jeffrey] (b. 1940)   piano, arranger
  Hawkins, Coleman (Randolph) (b. 1904 d. 1969)   clarinet, tenor sax
  Haynes, Roy Owens (b. 1926)   drummer, drums
  Heath, Jimmy [James Edward] (b. 1926)   alto sax, sax
  Henderson, Fletcher [James Fletcher] (b. 1898 d. 1952)   arranger, bandleader
  Hendricks, Jon [John Carl] (b. 1921)   cast, composer
  Herman, Woody (b. 1913 d. 1987)   bandleader, clarinet
  Higginbotham, Jack C. (b. 1906 d. 1973)   trombone
  Higgins, Billy (b. 1936)   cast, director
  Hines, Fatha [Earl Kenneth] (b. 1903 d. 1983)   piano, bandleader
  Hodges, Johnny (b. 1906 d. 1970 a. 1937-1951)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Holiday, Billie (b. 1915 d. 1959)   musicisti, singer
  Hubbard, Freddie [Frederick Dewayne] (b. 1938)   trumpet, flugel horn
  Humes, Helen (b. 1913 d. 1981)   jazz singer, vocals
  Hutcherson, Bobby [Robert] (b. 1941)   vibraphone, marimba
  Jackson, Milt [Milton] (b. 1923)   vibraphone
  Jacquet, Illinois [Jean Baptiste] (b. 1922 a. 1941)   tenor saxophone
  Jamal, Ahmad (b. 1930)   piano
  Jarrett, Keith Daniel (b. 1945)   piano, pianoforte
  Jefferson, Eddie [Edgar] (b. 1918 d. 1979)   singer, vocals
  Jenkins, Leroy (b. 1932)   violin, composer
  Johnson, Bunk (b. 1879 d. 1949)   trumpet
  Johnson, J.J. (b. 1924 a. 1988)   jazz trombone, trombone
  Johnson, James P. [James Price] (b. 1891 d. 1955)   cast, composer
  Jones, Elvin (Ray) (b. 1927)   drummer, drums
  Jones, Jo (b. 1911 d. 1985)   director, drummer
  Jones, Philly Joe (b. 1923 d. 1985)   drummer, drums
  Jones, Thad (b. 1923 d. 1986)   cornet, trumpet
  Kenton, Stan (b. 1912 d. 1979)   arranger, composer
  Kessel, Barney [Bernard] (b. 1923)   guitar, jazz guitar
  Kirk, Roland (b. 1936 d. 1977)   sax, tenor sax
  Knepper, Jimmy [James M.] (b. 1927)   trombone
  Konitz, Lee (b. 1927)   alto sax, soprano sax
  Krupa, Gene [Eugene Bertram] (b. 1909 d. 1973)   cast, composer
  La Faro, Scott (b. 1936 d. 1961)   bass (instrument), bass
  Lake, Oliver (Eugene) (b. 1942)   alto saxophone, composer
  Lang, Eddie (b. 1902 d. 1933)   jazz guitar
  Lewis, John (Aaron) (b. 1920)   arranger, composer
  Lunceford, Jimmy [James Melvin] (b. 1902 d. 1947)   arranger, bandleader
  Mangelsdorff, Albert (b. 1928)   trombone, leader
  Marsalis, Wynton (b. 1961)   trumpet
  McLaughlin, John (b. 1942)   jazz guitar, rock guitar
  McLean, Jackie [John Lenwood] (b. 1932)   alto saxophone
  McPartland, Marian (b. 1920)   piano, composer
  McRae, Carmen (b. 1922)   singer, vocals
  Metheny, Pat [Patrick Bruce] (b. 1954)   electric guitar, guitar
  Miller, Glen [Alton Glen] (b. 1904 d. 1944)   accordion, bandleader
  Mingus, Charles (b. 1922 d. 1979)   bass (instrument), bass
  Monk, Thelonious (Sphere) (b. 1917 d. 1982)   piano, pianoforte
  Montgomery, Wes [John Leslie] (b. 1923 d. 1968)   guitar, jazz guitar
  Morgan, Lee (b. 1938 d. 1972)   bass (instrument), jazz trumpet
  Morton, Jelly Roll (b. 1885 d. 1941)   composer, music based on
  Mulligan, Gerry [Gerald Joseph] (b. 1927)   arranger, baritone sax
  Murray, David (b. 1955)   tenor saxophone
  Navarro, Fats [Theodore] (b. 1923 d. 1950)   trumpet
  Nelson, Oliver (Edward) (b. 1932 d. 1975)   composer, arranger
  Nichols, Red [Ernest Loring] (b. 1905 d. 1965)   cornet, trumpet
  Noone, Jimmie (b. 1895 d. 1944)   clarinet, bandleader
  Norvo, Red (b. 1908)   cast, piano
  O'Day, Anita (b. 1919)   singer, vocals
  Oliver, King [Joseph] (b. 1885 d. 1938)   composer, cornet
  Ory, Kid [Edward] (b. 1886 d. 1973)   composer, trombone
  Parker, Charlie [Charles Christopher] (b. 1920 d. 1955)   alto saxophone
  Pass, Joe (b. 1929)   guitar, jazz guitar
  Pastorius, Jaco [John Francis] (b. 1951 d. 1987)   bass guitar
  Pepper, Art [Arthur Edward] (b. 1925 d. 1982)   alto saxophone
  Peterson, Oscar (Emmanuel) (b. 1925)   piano, pianoforte
  Pettiford, Oscar (b. 1922 d. 1960)   bass (instrument), bass cello
  Ponty, Jean-Luc (b. 1942)   jazz-rock violinist, violin
  Powell, Bud [Earl Rudolf] (b. 1924 d. 1966)   bop pianist, piano
  Reinhardt, Django (b. 1910 d. 1953)   guitar, jazz guitar
  Rich, Buddy [Bernard] (b. 1917 d. 1987)   cast, director
  Rivers, Sam [Samuel Carthorne] (b. 1930)   saxophone, piano
  Roach, Max [Maxwell Lemuel] (b. 1925)   bass, drfl~
  Rodney, Red (b. 1927)   bebop trumpeter, trumpet
  Rollins, Sonny (b. 1930)   tenor saxophone
  Rudd, Roswell (Hopkins jr.) (b. 1935)   trombone
  Russell, George (Allan) (b. 1923)   composer, theorist
  Russell, Pee Wee (b. 1906 d. 1969)   cl, clarinet
  Sanders, Pharoah [Farrell] (b. 1940)   tenor saxophone
  Shaw, Artie (b. 1910)   clarinet, conductor
  Shaw, Woody [Herman] (b. 1944 d. 1989)   trumpet, flugel horn
  Shearing, George (Albert) (b. 1919)   piano, piano-accordeon
  Shepp, Archie (Vernon) (b. 1937)   sax, tenor sax
  Shorter, Wayne (b. 1933)   tenor sax, soprano sax
  Silver, Horace (b. 1928)   jazz piano, piano
  Sims, Zoot (b. 1925 d. 1985)   soprano sax, tenor sax
  Singleton, Zutty [Arthur James] (b. 1898 d. 1975)   drummer, drums
  Smith, Bessie (b. 1894 d. 1937)   blues singer
  Smith, Jimmy [James Oscar] (b. 1925)   banjo, sousaphone/tuba
  Smith, Stuff (b. 1909 d. 1967)   violin, vocals
  Smith, Willie "the Lion" (b. 1897 d. 1973)   jazz piano, piano
  Stewart, Slam [Leroy Elliot] (b. 1914 d. 1987)   baritone sax, bass (instrument)
  Stitt, Sonny [Edward] (b. 1924 d. 1982)   alto sax, baritone sax
  Sun Ra (b. 1914)   composer, piano
  Tatum, Art [Arthur, Jr.] (b. 1910 d. 1956)   piano, celeste
  Taylor, Billy [William Edward] (b. 1921)   piano, music educator
  Taylor, Cecil (Percival) (b. 1933)   piano, composer
  Teagarden, Jack [Weldon Leo] (b. 1905)   cast, trombone
  Teschemacher, Frank (b. 1906 d. 1932)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Threadgill, Henry (Luther) (b. 1944)   alto saxophone, composer
  Tjader, Cal [Callen Radcliffe] (b. 1925 d. 1982)   vibraphone
  Tough, Dave [David Jaffray] (b. 1908 d. 1948)   director, drummer
  Towner, Ralph (b. 1940)   guitar
  Tristano, Lennie [Leonard Joseph] (b. 1919 d. 1978)   piano, teacher
  Tyner, McCoy [Alfred McCoy] (b. 1938)   piano
  Vaughan, Sarah (Lois) [Sassy] (b. 1924 d. 1990)   interprete, singer
  Venuti, Joe [Giuseppe] (b. 1903 d. 1978)   violin, orchestra
  Waller, Fats [Thomas Wright] (b. 1904 d. 1943)   cast, composer
  Washington, Dinah (b. 1924 d. 1963)   blues singer, vocals
  Webb, Chick [William Henry] (b. 1902 d. 1939)   composer, drummer
  Webster, Ben [Benjamin Francis] (b. 1909 d. 1973)   tenor saxophone
  Williams, Cootie [Charles Melvin] (b. 1910 d. 1985)   trumpeter, bandleader
  Williams, Mary Lou (b. 1910 d. 1981)   arranger, cast
  Williams, Tony [Anthony] (b. 1945)   drummer
  Wilson, Teddy [Theodore Shore] (b. 1912 d. 1986)   cast, piano
  Winding, Kai (b. 1922 d. 1983)   jazz trombone, trombone
  Woods, Phil [Philip Wells] (b. 1931)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Young, Lester (Willis) (b. 1909 d. 1959)   cornet, guitar
  Young, Trummy (b. 1912 d. 1984)   trombone, singer
  Zawinul, Joe [Josef Eric] (b. 1932)   composer, keyboard

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