bands/musicians The Best Jazz Musicians  

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This is my ongoing list of my favorite jazz musicians. I haven't ranked them yet, mainly because it is so hard to pick a favorite. However, Dave Brubeck, Keith Jarrett, and Henri Texier would be all at the top!

The Dave Brubeck Quartet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jazz Musicians

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Dave Brubeck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jazz Musicians
Dave Brubeck Cool jazz, Third stream, Jazz

Henri Texier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jazz Musicians

Keith Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jazz Musicians
Keith Jarrett Avant-garde jazz, Classical music, Smooth jazz

Sonny Rollins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jazz Musicians
Sonny Rollins Hard bop, Jazz - I saw him in concert several times in Boston. He is an amazing saxophonist!

Zap Mama is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jazz Musicians
Zap Mama Jazz, Fusion, Funk?

Etta James is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jazz Musicians
Etta James Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

Benny Goodman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jazz Musicians
Benny Goodman Swing music, Big band, Jazz

Thelonious Monk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jazz Musicians
Thelonious Monk Stride, Cool jazz, Hard bop

Charlie Parker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jazz Musicians
Charlie Parker Jazz, Bebop

Herbie Hancock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jazz Musicians
Herbie Hancock Kozmigroov, Jazz-funk, Electro

Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jazz Musicians
Louis Armstrong Swing music, Traditional pop music, Jazz