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Modern creative artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good modern creative bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top modern creative bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Modern creative groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all modern creative bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest modern creative bands of all time, since the most famous modern creative artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best modern creative music.

You can click on the modern creative band names to see more information about that particular notable modern creative group. If they're near the top of the best modern creative artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top modern creative bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the modern creative band names themselves.

This list below has everything from Medeski Martin & Wood to Bill Frisell. Every time you vote for an item you like, or think deserves a top spot, that item has a better chance of making it to the top of the list. Don't like Gary Bartz or James Carter? Give them a thumbs down.

All important, significant and iconic names in modern creative music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new modern creative bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of modern creative, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into modern creative music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good modern creative bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent modern creative bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best modern creative bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest modern creative musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular modern creative bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Mark Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists
Mark Taylor Horn, Avant-garde jazz, Jazz

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Mark Dresser is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists
Mark Dresser Avant-garde jazz, Jazz, Free jazz

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Michael Moore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists

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Theo Jörgensmann is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists
Theo Jörgensmann Avant-garde jazz, Modal jazz, Free improvisation

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Chris Speed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists
Chris Speed Avant-garde jazz, Folk jazz, Free jazz

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Abdullah Ibrahim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists
Abdullah Ibrahim Folk music, Post-bop, Bebop

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Travis Shook is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists
Travis Shook Hard bop, Jazz fusion, Post-bop

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Mal Waldron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists
Mal Waldron Avant-garde jazz, Hard bop, Post-bop

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Muhal Richard Abrams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists
Muhal Richard Abrams Post-bop, Free jazz, Modern Creative

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Milt Jackson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists
Milt Jackson Hard bop, Post-bop, Afro-Cuban jazz

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Gary Bartz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists
Gary Bartz Free funk, Post-bop, Jazz

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Hans Koller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists
Hans Koller Cool jazz, Big band, Bebop

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James Carter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists
James Carter Avant-garde jazz, Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion

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Irène Schweizer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists
Irène Schweizer Avant-garde jazz, Free jazz, Free improvisation

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Paul Bley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists
Paul Bley Avant-garde jazz, Post-bop, Free jazz

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Peter Herbert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists
Peter Herbert Jazz, Modern Creative

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Bill Frisell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists
Bill Frisell Soundtrack, Americana, Experimental rock

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McCoy Tyner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists
McCoy Tyner Third stream, Hard bop, Post-bop

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David Murray is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists
David Murray Avant-garde jazz, Post-bop, Free jazz

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Don Byron is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists
Don Byron Klezmer, Avant-garde jazz, Post-bop

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Matthew Shipp is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists
Matthew Shipp Avant-garde jazz, Post-bop, Free jazz

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Fred Anderson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists
Fred Anderson Avant-garde jazz, Jazz, Free jazz

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John Hollenbeck is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists
John Hollenbeck Jazz, Modern Creative

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Gil Evans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists
Gil Evans Cool jazz, Third stream, Jazz fusion

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Medeski Martin & Wood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Modern Creative Bands/Artists
Medeski Martin & Wood Avant-garde jazz, Jazz-funk, Acid jazz