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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?


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

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Monday Jazz Quiz #26

In 1959, this bandleader toured Europe with a group originally put together to play for Harold Arlen’s show Free and Easy. Who is he?

Gerry Mulligan

Mayard Ferguson

Gerald Wilson

Don Ellis

Gil Evans

Stan Kenton

Quincy Jones

Sun Ra

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Monday Jazz Quiz #23

Born Norma Egstrom in 1920, this singer was so scared during her first recording session that her boss, Benny Goodman, was encouraged to fire her. Goodman recognized her talent and kept her. Who is Norma Egstrom?

Anita O day

Billie Holiday

Doris Day

Lena Horne

Peggy Lee

June Christy

Jo Stafford

Mildred Bailey
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Monday Quiz Show #20

When this bandleader temporarily retired in 1936, key members of his band became the nucleus of the first Woody Herman Orchestra. Who is he?

Charlie Barnet

Isham Jones

Dick Jurgens

Horace Heidt

Skinnay Ennis

Jimmy Dorsey

Charlie Spivak

Fred Waring

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Monday Quiz Show #19

Her 1920 recording of “Crazy Blues” for Okeh was the first blues song recorded by an African American singer. Who is she?

Ethel Waters

Bessie Smith

Mamie Smith

Josephine Baker

Ma Rainey

Ida Cox

Sippie Wallace
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