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Monday Jazz Quiz #50 | Jerry Jazz Musician

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Maurice Ravel acknowledged basing his Boléro on an improvisation of this clarinetist, who was also influential in the careers of Benny Goodman and Nat Cole, who made famous this musician’s theme song, “Sweet Lorraine.” Who is he?

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Monday Jazz Quiz #48 | Jerry Jazz Musician

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Known as “Mr. Entertainment,” this clarinetist’s band was second only to Paul Whiteman’s in popularity during the 1920s. Who is he?

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Monday Jazz Quiz #46

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Boxer Henry Armstrong, a.k.a. “Homicide Hank”
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Who was known as the “middleweight champion of the tenor saxophone?”
Dony Byas
Gato Barbieri
Chu Berry
Gene Ammons
Sonny Stitt
Stan Getz
Hank Mobley
Chico Freeman
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Monday Jazz Quiz #44 | Jerry Jazz Musician

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Virtually all recordings of this influential trumpet player are available, but ...

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Monday Jazz Quiz #42

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J.J. Johnson
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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.
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Monday Jazz Quiz #40 | Jerry Jazz Musician

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This bassist played with Charlie Barnet in 1942, was on the recording session of Coleman Hawkins’ “The Man I Love,” ...

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Monday Jazz Quiz #38 | Jerry Jazz Musician

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This trumpeter was the spark plug in Gene Krupa’s band, ...

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Monday Jazz Quiz #36 | Jerry Jazz Musician

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

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Monday Jazz Quiz #34 | Jerry Jazz Musician

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Monday Jazz Quiz #32 | Jerry Jazz Musician

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Monday Jazz Quiz #29 | Jerry Jazz Musician

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

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Monday Jazz Quiz #27 | Jerry Jazz Musician

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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?

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Monday Jazz Quiz #49 | Jerry Jazz Musician

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This posthumously-awarded Grammy winning musician/composer was the pianist and arranger for the vocal group The Hi-Lo’s in the late 1950′s, and after working with Donald Byrd and Dizzy Gillespie became known for his Latin and bossa nova recordings in the 1960′s.

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Monday Jazz Quiz #47

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Bing Crosby
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Playing at Los Angeles’ Cocoanut Grove club, and featuring singers that included Bing Crosby, this bandleader led the top West Coast big band during the 20′s and 30′s. Who was he?
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Monday Jazz Quiz #45

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This tenor saxophonist played with Hoagy Carmichael’s Teenagers, as well as Buddy Rich, Lennie Tristano (pictured), and Lee Konitz. He collapsed and died on stage at Los Angeles’ Donte’s club in 1987 while playing “Out of Nowhere.” Who is he?
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Monday Jazz Quiz #43

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Billy Eckstine
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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?
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Monday Jazz Quiz #41

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“Sugar” Ray Robinson
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Before becoming a full time musician, this pianist was a welterweight boxer who once fought “Sugar” Ray Robinson.  Who is he?
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Monday Jazz Quiz #39 | Jerry Jazz Musician

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Between 1933 – 1938, this legendary arranger led his own band in California ...

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Monday Jazz Quiz #37 | Jerry Jazz Musician

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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.”

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Monday Jazz Quiz #35 | Jerry Jazz Musician

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Monday Jazz Quiz #33 | Jerry Jazz Musician

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Monday Jazz Quiz #30 | Jerry Jazz Musician

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

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Monday Jazz Quiz #28 | Jerry Jazz Musician

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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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