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Jazz History Quiz #48

Known as “Mr. Entertainment,” this clarinetist’s band was second only to Paul Whiteman’s (pictured) in popularity during the 1920s. Who is he?

Fred Waring

Noble Sissle

Rudy Vallee

Ben Pollack

Phil Harris

Ted Lewis

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Monday Jazz Quiz #47

Playing at Los Angeles’ Cocoanut Grove club, and featuring singers that included Bing Crosby, this bandleader led the top West Coast big band during the 20’s and 30’s. Who was he?

Ben Bernie

Gus Arnheim

Paul Whiteman

Ted Lewis

Jean Goldkette

Ben Pollack

Fred Waring

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Monday Jazz Quiz #46

Who was known as the “middleweight champion of the tenor saxophone?”

Dony Byas

Gato Barbieri

Chu Berry

Gene Ammons

Sonny Stitt

Stan Getz

Hank Mobley

Chico Freeman
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Monday Jazz Quiz #45

This tenor saxophonist played with Hoagy Carmichael’s Teenagers, as well as Buddy Rich, Lennie Tristano (pictured), and Lee Konitz. He collapsed and died on stage at Los Angeles’ Donte’s club in 1987 while playing “Out of Nowhere.” Who is he?

John Gilmore

Chico Freeman

Warne Marsh

Ted Brown

Al Cohn

Bob Cooper

Buddy Tate

Buddy Collette

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Monday Jazz Quiz #44

Virtually all recordings of this influential trumpet player are available, but the only known film footage of him is in a 1955 appearance on the Soupy Sales variety show, which was one year before his death. Who is he?

Booker Little

Clifford Brown

Donald Byrd

Lee Morgan

Freddie Hubbard

Art Farmer

Roy Eldridge

Fats Navarro

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Monday Jazz Quiz #43

After joining Billy Eckstine’s band in 1944, Eckstine named this new band mate “Jug” when straw hats ordered for the band did not fit. Who is he?

Sonny Stitt

Sonny Clark

Jackie McLean

Gene Ammons

Dexter Gordon

Tadd Dameron

Fats Navarro
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Monday Jazz Quiz #42

In the mid-1950’s, after a failed audition for the Benny Goodman band, this drummer found work in New York, toured with Charles Mingus’s band, and performed on J.J. Johnson’s J Is for Jazz. Who is he?

Jimmy Cobb

Joe Morello

Clifford Jarvis

Philly Joe Jones

Jo Jones

Joe Chambers

Jack De Johnette

Elvin Jones

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Monday Jazz Quiz #41

Before becoming a full time musician, this pianist was a welterweight boxer who once fought “Sugar” Ray Robinson. Who is he?

Red Garland

Mel Powell

John Lewis

Billy Taylor

Elmo Hope

Wynton Kelly

Barry Harris

Hank Jones
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Monday Jazz Quiz #40

This bassist played with Charlie Barnet (pictured) in 1942, was on the recording session of Coleman Hawkins’ “The Man I Love,” appeared in a mystery movie called The Crimson Canary, “inadvertently” discovered Cannonball Adderley, and is considered the pioneer of the cello as a solo instrument in jazz. Who is he?

Milt Hinton

Jimmy Blanton

Oscar Pettiford

Charles Mingus

Charlie Haden

Red Callendar

Curly Russell

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Monday Jazz Quiz #39

Between 1933 – 1938, this legendary arranger led his own band in California that eventually became the backup group for Skinnay Ennis. Who is he?

Sy Oliver

Stan Kenton

George Russell

Quincy Jones

Pete Rugolo

Jimmy Giuffre

Gil Evans

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