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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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Monday Jazz Quiz #33

In 1938, Charlie Parker stayed in this musician’s New York apartment, despite the wife’s objections. Who is he?

Roy Eldridge

Coleman Hawkins

Billy Eckstine

Art Tatum

Dizzy Gillespie

Lester Young

Kenny Clarke

Buster Smith […] Continue reading »

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Monday Jazz Quiz #32

In 1949, this artist coined the phrase “Bop for the People,” which implied a more accessible form of the music. Who is he?

Charlie Ventura

Lionel Hampton

Red Norvo

Gene Krupa

Zoot Sims

Stan Getz […] Continue reading »

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Monday Jazz Quiz #30

Known as “Mule,” this bassist was also known for singing along with his bowed solos (much like Slam Stewart). Who was he?

Major Holley

Oscar Pettiford

Curley Russell

Tommy Potter

Gene Ramey

Buster Williams

Red Callender

John Kirby
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Monday Jazz Quiz #29

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

John Coltrane

Johnny Griffin

Ike Quebec

Gene Ammons

Hank Mobley

Eddie Lockjaw Davis

Cannonball Adderley

Cleanhead Vinson

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Monday Jazz Quiz #28

What sax player initially turned from the alto to the tenor sax in a purported effort to escape his image as a follower of Charlie Parker?

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Dexter Gordon

Cannonball Adderley

Nat Adderley

Sonny Stitt

Sonny Rollins

Gene Ammons

Roland Kirk

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Monday Jazz Quiz #27

After playing a 1950 concert with a pick-up rhythm section, Stan Getz hired the trio. The trio included Walter Bolden on drums and Joe Calloway on bass. Who was the trio’s pianist?

Cecil Taylor

Barry Harris

Wynton Kelly

Phineas Newborn

Tommy Flanagan

Hank Jones

George Shearing

Horace Silver […] Continue reading »