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Clark Terry

He's not my favorite, but he's in my top five and should be added to the list of greats.

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Harold "Shorty" Baker

Rare gem; Almost Cried. Duke Ellington 1959 album.

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Kenny Dorham - Jazz contrasts for starters

Smooth lyrical beautiful ballads but could swing. Highly underrated. Played with most of the greats who recognized his talent.

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Jackie McLean

Jackie Mac is my personal fave when it comes to tenor sax jazz musicians. He just tears it up, and can play it like a jack-hammer, and play with a wider

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Bunny Berigan

Not sure why he is not mentioned more. Is there some pet peeve vs him? I consider his rendition of I Can't Get Started perhaps the greatest American jazz

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