The Art Ensemble of Chicago is a great black music great african-american classical art-form avant-garde so-called jazz ensemble closely identified with the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in the mid 1960s.
Cecil Percival Taylor (born in New York City March 15 or 25, each date often cited, 1929) is an American pianist and poet now generally acknowledged to be one of the great innovative sources of free jazz (along with the better known Ornette Coleman).
# 1 Don Cherry, born Donald Eugene Cherry (November 18, 1936 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - October 19, 1995) was an American jazz trumpeter.
# 2 Donald Ross Cherry (born January 11, 1924) is an American singer of traditional pop music.
Pharoah Sanders (b. 1940) is a U.S. jazz saxophonist. Sanders was born on 13th October 1940 in Little Rock, Arkansas, under the name Farrell Sanders. He began his professional career playing tenor saxophone in Oakland, California.
Andrew Hill (born June 30, 1931 – April 20, 2007) was an American jazz pianist and composer. Hill first recorded as a sideman in 1955, but his reputation was made by his Blue Note recordings as leader from 1963 to 1969, which featured several other important post-bop musicians including Eric Dolphy