Jazz (1960–70s)


Juhani Aaltonen (1935– )

Ahmed Abdullah (1947– )

John Abercrombie (1944–2017)

Muhal Richard Abrams (1930–2017)

George Adams (1940–92)

Air [1971–1986]

Toshiko Akiyoshi (1929– )

Monty Alexander (1944– )

Rashied Ali (1935–2009)

Jan Allan (1934– )

Barry Altschul (1943– )

Amalgam

AMM [1965– ]

Curtis Amy (1929–2002)

Arild Andersen (1945– )

Chris Anderson (1926–2008)

Fred Anderson (1929–2010)

Charly Antolini (1937– )

Art Ensemble of Chicago [1966– ]

Albert Ayler (1936–70)

Azimuth [1977– ]

Benny Bailey (1925–2005)

Derek Bailey (1932–2005)

Billy Bang (1947–2011)

Gato Barbieri (1934–2016)

Kenny Barron (1943– )

Gary Bartz (1940– )

Conrad Bauer (1943– )

Gordon Beck (1936–2011)

Joe Beck (1945–2008)

Harry Beckett (1935–2010)

Richie Beirach (1947– )

Marcus Belgrave (1936–2015)

Han Bennink (1942– )

Karl Berger (1935– )

Borah Bergman (1933–2012)

Tim Berne (1954– )

Gene Bertoncini (1937– )

Big Black (1934– )

Lou Blackburn (1922–90)

Ran Blake (1935– )

Carla Bley (1938– )

Hamiet Bluiett (1940– )

Arthur Blythe (1940–2017)

Phil Bodner (1917–2008)

Joe Bonner (1948–2014)

Joseph Bowie (1953– )

Lester Bowie (1940–99)

Charles Brackeen (1940– )

Joanne Brackeen (1938– )

Bobby Bradford (1934– )

Anthony Braxton (1945– )

Lenny Breau (1941–84)

Randy Brecker (1945– )

Willem Breuker (1944–2010)

Nick Brignola (1936–2002)

Alan Broadbent (1947– )

Roy Brooks (1938–2005)

Brother Ah (1934– )

Peter Brötzmann (1941– )

Marion Brown (1931–2010)

Bill Bruford (1948– )

John Bunch (1921–2010)

Dave Burrell (1940– )

Gary Burton (1943– )

Jaki Byard (1922–99)

George Cables (1944– )

Hadley Caliman (1932–2010)

Rüdiger Carl (1944– )

Baikida Carroll (1947– )

Ernie Carson (1937–2012)

John Carter (1929–91)

Ron Carter (1937– )

Michael Carvin (1944– )

Catalyst [1972–1975]

Philip Catherine (1942– )

André Ceccarelli (1946– )

Andrea Centazzo (1948– )

Joe Chambers (1942– )

Don Cherry (1936–95)

Pete Christlieb (1945– )

Gunter Christmann (1942– )

Stanley Clarke (1951– )

Billy Cobham (1944– )

Tony Coe (1934– )

Kelan Philip Cohran (1927– )

Mark Colby (1949– )

Richie Cole (1948– )

George Coleman (1935– )

Johnny Coles (1926–97)

Graham Collier (1937– )

Alice Coltrane (1937–2007)

The Contemporary Jazz Quintet [1966–1967]

Junior Cook (1934–92)

Cooper-Moore (1946– )

Chick Corea (1941– )

Larry Coryell (1943–2017)

Jacques Coursil (1938– )

Stanley Cowell (1941– )

Kenny Cox (1940–2008)

Lol Coxhill (1932–2012)

Hank Crawford (1934–2009)

Jim Cullum [Jr.] (1941– )

Ted Curson (1935–2012)

Andrew Cyrille (1939– )

Ted Daniel (1943– )

Eddie Daniels (1941– )

Harold Danko (1947– )

Kenny Davern (1935–2006)

Anthony Davis (1951– )

Charles Davis (1933– )

Nathan Davis (1937– )

Elton Dean (1945–2006)

Jack DeJohnette (1942– )

Walt Dickerson (1931–2008)

Al Di Meola (1954– )

Danny D'Imperio (1945– )

Bill Dixon (1925–2010)

Eric Dolphy (1928–64)

Pierre Dørge (1946– )

Lajos Dudas (1941– )

Gerd Dudek (1938– )

Johnny Dyani (1945–86)

Charles Earland (1941–99)

Eastern Rebellion [1975–1995]

Don Ellis (1934–78)

Emergency

Booker Ervin (1930–70)

Christian Escoudé (1947– )

Jon Faddis (1953– )

Joe Farrell (1937–86)

Kali Z. Fasteau (1947– )

Pierre Favre (1937– )

Bobby Few (1935– )

Mongezi Feza (1945–75)

Clare Fischer (1928–2012)

Ricky Ford (1954– )

Sonny Fortune (1939– )

Gary Foster (1936– )

Free Jazz Group Wiesbaden [1969–1971]

Chico Freeman (1949– )

George Freeman (1927– )

Von Freeman (1922–2012)

Don Friedman (1935–2016)

David Friesen (1942– )

Eddie Gale (1941– )

Hal Galper (1938– )

Ganelin Trio [1971–1990]

Jan Garbarek (1947– )

Linton Garner (1915–2003)

Carlos Garnett (1938– )

Michael Garrick (1933–2011)

Giorgio Gaslini (1929–2014)

Michael Gibbs (1937– )

Egberto Gismonti (1947– )

Globe Unity Orchestra (1966–86)

Vinny Golia (1946– )

Eddie Gomez (1944– )

Mick Goodrick (1945– )

Bobby Gordon (1941– )

Dusko Goykovich (1931– )

Milford Graves (1941– )

Georg Gräwe (1956– )

The Great Jazz Trio [1976– ]

Grant Green (1931–79)

Bob Greene (1922–2013)

Burton Greene (1937– )

Guillermo Gregorio (1941– )

Al Grey (1925–2000)

Henry Grimes (1935– )

George Gruntz (1932– )

Onaje Allan Gumbs (1949– )

Ulrich Gumpert (1945– )

Charlie Haden (1937–2014)

Scott Hamilton (1954– )

Slide Hampton (1932– )

Herbie Hancock (1940– )

Sir Roland Hanna (1932–2002)

Billy Harper (1943– )

Barry Harris (1929– )

Eddie Harris (1934–96)

Billy Hart (1940– )

Louis Hayes (1937– )

Keith Hazevoet

Albert "Tootie" Heath (1935– )

Jerry Heldman (1937–2013)

Julius Hemphill (1940–95)

Eddie Henderson (1940– )

Joe Henderson (1937–2001)

Wayne Henderson

John Hicks (1941–2006)

Andrew Hill (1931–2007)

Buck Hill (1927–2017)

Dave Holland (1946– )

Red Holloway (1927–2012)

Richard "Groove" Holmes (1931–91)

Tristan Honsinger (1949– )

William Hooker (1946– )

Hugh Hopper (1945–2009)

Noah Howard (1943–2010)

Norman Howard (1944– )

Michael Howell

Freddie Hubbard (1938–2008)

Paul Hubweber (1954– )

Daniel Humair (1938– )

Bobby Hutcherson (1941–2016)

Dick Hyman (1927– )

Abdullah Ibrahim (1934– )

ICP Orchestra [1967– ]

Isotope [1974–1976]

Bobby Jackson

Fred Jackson (1929– )

Michael Gregory Jackson (1953– )

Joseph Jarman (1937– )

Keith Jarrett (1945– )

André Jaume (1940– )

Leroy Jenkins (1932–2007)

Jan Johansson (1931–68)

Elvin Jones (1927–2004)

Theo Jörgensmann (1948– )

Roger Kellaway (1939– )

Steve Khan (1947– )

Masabumi Kikuchi (1939–2015)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1936–77)

Eric Kloss (1949– )

Franz Koglmann (1946– )

Eero Koivistoinen (1946– )

Krzysztof Komeda (1931–69)

Peter Kowald (1944–2002)

Ernie Krivda (1945– )

Joachim Kühn (1944– )

Peter Kuhn

Steve Kuhn (1938– )

Scott LaFaro (1936–61)

Oliver Lake (1944– )

Byard Lancaster (1942–2012)

Art Lande (1947– )

Pete La Roca (1938–2012)

Prince Lasha (1929–2008)

Azar Lawrence (1952– )

Mark Levine (1938– )

George Lewis (1952– )

Mel Lewis (1929–90)

David Liebman (1946– )

Charles Lloyd (1938– )

Giuseppi Logan (1935– )

London Jazz Composers Orchestra (1970– )

Mike Longo (1939– )

Eddy Louiss (1941– )

Frank Lowe (1943–2003)

Gene Ludwig (1937– )

Jimmy Lyons (1931–86)

Harold Mabern (1936– )

Pete Magadini (1942– )

Mahavishnu Orchestra [1971–1976]

Mike Mainieri (1938– )

Henryk Majewski (1936–2005)

Joe Maneri (1927–2009)

Albert Mangelsdorff (1928–2005)

Ray Mantilla (1934– )

Michael Mantler (1943– )

Ellis Marsalis (1934– )

Pat Martino (1944– )

Mat Marucci (1945– )

Hugh Masekela (1939– )

Bennie Maupin (1940– )

Paul McCandless (1947– )

Les McCann (1935– )

Ron McClure (1941– )

Jack McDuff (1926–2001)

Chris McGregor (1936–90)

Jimmy McGriff (1936–2008)

Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre (1936–2013)

Ken McIntyre (1931–2001)

Dave McKenna (1930–2008)

John McLaughlin (1942– )

Jim McNeely (1949– )

John McNeil (1948– )

Joe McPhee (1939– )

Charles McPherson (1939– )

Memphis Nighthawks

Misha Mengelberg (1935– )

Pat Metheny (1954– )

Harry Miller (1941–83)

Lloyd Miller (1938– )

Steve Miller [piano] (1943–98)

Dom Minasi (1943– )

Roscoe Mitchell (1940– )

Grachan Moncur III (1937– )

Tete Montoliu (1933–97)

Jemeel Moondoc (1951– )

Sal Mosca (1927–2007)

Rakalam Bob Moses (1948– )

Paul Motian (1931–2011)

Alphonse Mouzon (1948– )

Bob Mover (1952– )

Idris Muhammad (1939–2014)

Tisziji Muñoz (1946– )

David Murray (1955– )

Sunny Murray (1936– )

Zbigniew Namyslowski (1939– )

Buell Neidlinger (1936– )

New York Art Quartet (1964– )

Walter Norris (1931–2011)

Larry Novak (1933– )

Bill O'Connell (1953– )

Itaru Oki (1941– )

Old and New Dreams [1979–1987]

Oregon [1970– ]

Niels-Henning Ørsted-Pedersen (1946–2005)

Mike Osborne (1941–2007)

Jimmy Owens (1943– )

Tony Oxley (1938– )

Evan Parker (1944– )

William Parker (1952– )

Horace Parlan (1931–2017)

Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Joe Pass (1929–94)

Jaco Pastorius (1951–87)

Big John Patton (1935–2002)

Gary Peacock (1935– )

Duke Pearson (1932–80)

Bill Perkins (1924–2003)

Houston Person (1934– )

Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky (1933– )

Barre Phillips (1934– )

Dave Pike (1938–2015)

Bucky Pizzarelli (1926– )

Jean-Luc Ponty (1942– )

Michel Portal (1935– )

Preservation Hall Jazz Band [1966– ]

Julian Priester (1935– )

Dudu Pukwana (1938–90)

Don Pullen (1944–95)

Phil Ranelin (1940– )

Doug Raney (1957– )

Enrico Rava (1943– )

Dewey Redman (1931–2006)

Hans Reichel (1949–2011)

Steve Reid (1944–2010)

Revolutionary Ensemble [1971–1977]

Howard Riley (1943– )

Sam Rivers (1923–2011)

Perry Robinson (1938– )

Spike Robinson (1930–2001)

Bernt Rosengren (1937– )

ROVA Saxophone Quartet [1977– ]

Roswell Rudd (1935– )

Hal Russell (1926–92)

Ray Russell (1947– )

Paul Rutherford (1940–2007)

Terje Rypdal (1947– )

Michael Sahl (1934– )

Pharoah Sanders (1940– )

Nisse Sandström (1942– )

Heikki Sarmanto (1939– )

Masahiko Satoh (1941– )

Dieter Scherf (1841– )

Mario Schiano (1933–2008)

Alexander von Schlippenbach (1938– )

Manfred Schoof (1936– )

Irène Schweizer (1941– )

John Scofield (1951– )

Ronnie Scott (1927–96)

Tom Scott (1948– )

Al Sears (1910–90)

Don Sebesky (1937– )

Sextet of Orchestra USA [1964– ]

Sonny Sharrock (1940–94)

Woody Shaw (1944–89)

Archie Shepp (1937– )

Alan Shorter (1932–87)

Alan Silva (1939– )

Sonny Simmons (1933– )

Fred Simon

Sirone (1940–2009)

Alan Skidmore (1942– )

Dr. Lonnie Smith (1942– )

Michael Smith (1938– )

Wadada Leo Smith (1941– )

Warren Smith (1934– )

Günter "Baby" Sommer (1943– )

Soprano Summit [1973–2001]

Mark Soskin (1953– )

Sounds of Liberation [1972– ]

Melvin Sparks (1946– )

Spontaneous Music Ensemble [1967– ]

Heiner Stadler (1942– )

Tomasz Stanko (1942– )

Bobo Stenson (1944– )

John Stowell (1950– )

String Trio of New York [1979– ]

Dick Sudhalter (1938–2008)

Juma Sultan (1942– )

John Surman (1944– )

Richard Sussman (1946– )

Steve Swallow (1940– )

Gabor Szabo (1936–82)

Lew Tabackin (1940– )

Horace Tapscott (1934–99)

John Taylor (1942– )

John Tchicai (1936–2012)

René Thomas (1927–75)

Barbara Thompson (1944– )

Bob Thompson (1924–2013)

Danny Thompson (1939– )

Clifford Thornton (1936–89)

Steve Tibbetts (1954– )

Bobby Timmons (1935–74)

Keith Tippett (1947– )

Charles Tolliver (1942– )

Ralph Towner (1940– )

Stan Tracey (1926–2013)

The Trio [1970– ]

Gianluigi Trovesi (1944– )

Stanley Turrentine (1934–2000)

François Tusques (1938– )

Charles Tyler (1941–92)

McCoy Tyner (1938– )

James Blood Ulmer (1942– )

Michal Urbaniak (1943– )

Warren Vaché (1951– )

Fred Van Hove (1937– )

Edward Vesala (1945–99)

Tommy Vig (1938– )

Miroslav Vitous (1947– )

Mike Walbridge (1937– )

Collin Walcott (1945–84)

Terry Waldo (1944– )

Dan Wall

Bennie Wallace (1946– )

Per Henrik Wallin (1946– )

Cedar Walton (1934–2013)

David S. Ware (1949–2012)

Sadao Watanabe (1933– )

Bill Watrous (1939– )

Bobby Watson (1953– )

Marzette Watts (1938–98)

Weather Report [1970–1985]

Eberhard Weber (1940– )

Dick Wellstood (1927–87)

Kenny Werner (1951– )

Fred Wesley (1944– )

Mike Westbrook (1936– )

Kenny Wheeler (1930–2014)

Harry Whitaker (1942– )

Michael White (1933– )

Baby Face Willette (1933–71)

Arthur Williams

Buster Williams (1942– )

Jessica Williams (1948– )

Patrick Williams (1939– )

Tony Williams (1945–97)

Larry Willis (1940– )

Jack Wilson (1936–2007)

Phil Wilson (1937– )

Mike Wofford (1938– )

World Saxophone Quartet [1977– ]

Frank Wright (1935–90)

Yosuke Yamashita (1942– )

Larry Young (1940–79)

Joe Zawinul (1932–2007)

Denny Zeitlin (1937– )

James Zitro

Attila Zoller (1927–98)

John Zorn (1954– )

Various Artists


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