Eli (Lucky) Thompson (June 16, 1924 in Columbia, South Carolina – July 30, 2005 in Seattle, Washington) was an African American jazz tenor and soprano saxophonist. He is considered to have, alongside Steve Lacy brought the soprano saxophone out of obsolescence, playing it in a more advanced boppish format, which inspired John Coltrane to take it up in the early 1960s.
Warne Marsh (26 October 1927 - 17 December 1987) was an American saxophonist. Marsh was tutored by Lennie Tristano, and along with Lee Konitz became one of the pre-eminent saxophonists of the Tristano-inspired "Cool School"... read more
A site devoted to the life and music of jazz tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh including a comprehensive discography: www.warnemarsh.info/
John Haley "Zoot" Sims (October 29, 1925 - March 23, 1985) was an American jazz saxophonist, playing mainly tenor and soprano. In the 1950s and '60s, Sims had a long, successful partnership as co-leader of a quintet with Al Cohn, which recorded under the name "Al and Zoot". That group was a favorite at the New York club The Half Note.
Sugar Hill is DJ and producer Raone Franco. Franco first presented Sugar Hill in 2011, with the debut of his first official music video on MTV Brazil: the single "Hide Your Pride" (featuring Luckwhere). The video was released worldwide, with remixes by a number of hands, including DJ PP (Toolroom records/Defected) and DJ Ugly (XXXperience, a.
Per Amazon's Editorial: One of the most accessible of all jazz pianists, Gene Harris' soulful style (influenced by Oscar Peterson and containing the blues-iness of a Junior Mance) was immediately likable and predictably excellent. After playing in an Army band (1951-1954), he formed a trio with bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Bill Dowdy which was, by 1956, known as the Three Sounds.
Jimmy Wilbur Cobb (born January 20, 1929, in Washington, D.C.) is an American jazz drummer.
Probably his most famous work is on Miles Davis' Kind of Blue (1959), considered by many to be the quintessential jazz record.