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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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Monday Jazz Quiz #38

This trumpeter was the spark plug in Gene Krupa’s band, and was known as “Little Jazz”. Who is he?

Dizzy Gillespie

Roy Eldridge

Fats Navarro

Chet Baker

Shorty Rogers

Conte Condoli

Bunny Berigan

Jonah Jones
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Monday Jazz Quiz #37

In February, 1928, a large ad in Variety heralded this Chicago-based orchestra’s arrival in New York, referring to it as “THE BIG ORCHESTRA WITH THE LITTLE LEADER.” This orchestra featured some of the biggest future talents in popular music. Who was the orchestra’s leader?

Jean Goldkette

Jimmie Lunceford

Luis Russell

Tommy Dorsey

Ben Pollack

Bob Crosby

Charlie Barnet

Paul Whiteman
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Monday Jazz Quiz #36

Ken Nordine’s first “Word Jazz” recording featured a band who worked under the alias of the “Fred Katz Group.” Who was its leader?

Bob Brookmeyer

Stan Getz

Zoot Sims

Hank Mobley

Elmo Hope

Lee Morgan

Stan Kenton

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Monday Jazz Quiz #35

While a member of Lionel Hampton’s band, his “Flying Home” solo was considered to be the first R&B sax solo. Who was he?

Johnny Board

Eddie Chamblee

James Moody

Buddy Tate

Illinois Jacquet

Frank Foster

Willie Smith

Dexter Gordon

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Monday Jazz Quiz #34

This artist may be best known as the author of a book whose concept was playing jazz based on scales rather than chord changes — a theory that helped pave the way for the modal revolutions of Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Who is he?

Herbie Nichols

Bill Evans

George Russell

Lennie Tristano

Gil Evans

Anthony Braxton

Tadd Dameron

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