Milt Jackson Similar Artists

Hank Mobley - 100% match to Milt Jackson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Henry Mobley, 7 July 1930, Eastman, Georgia, USA, d. 30 May 1986, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Tenor saxophonist Mobley began his professional career with an R&B band in 1950. The following year, he was attracting the attention of such important beboppers as Max Roach and Dizzy Gillespie, and by 1954 his stature was such that he was invited to become a founder member Read more

The Modern Jazz Quartet - 99% match to Milt Jackson

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
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Bud Powell - 92% match to Milt Jackson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Earl Rudolph Powell, 27 September 1924, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA, d. 31 July 1966, New York City, New York, USA. After learning to play the piano in the classical tradition while still a child, Powell began working around New York’s Coney Island, where he played in a band featuring Valaida Snow around 1940. During the next couple of years he became a regular Read more

Lou Donaldson - 90% match to Milt Jackson

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 November 1926, Badin, North Carolina, USA. Donaldson started on clarinet but, while playing in a band in the US Navy alongside Willie Smith and Clark Terry, he switched to alto saxophone. In the early 50s he was in New York, playing with Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Blue Mitchell, Art Blakey and other leading jazzmen. In 1954 he and Clifford Brown joined Blakey’s J Read more

Cole Porter - 88% match to Milt Jackson

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Vocals Soundtracks Drama Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock Documentaries
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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9 June 1891, Peru, Indiana, USA, d. 15 October 1964, Santa Monica, California, USA. One of the outstanding composers and lyricists of the twentieth century, Porter was born into a rich family, and studied music from an early age. In his teens he excelled in many academic subjects, and wrote songs and played the piano for his own amusement - activities he later pursued at Yal Read more

Duke Ellington - 88% match to Milt Jackson

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Pop / Rock Drama Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio Vocals Vocals Big Band & Swing Action & Adventure Blues Blues Comedy Mystery / Thriller R&B / Soul Soundtracks Television
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edward Kennedy Ellington, 29 April 1899, Washington, DC, USA, d. 24 May 1974, New York City, New York, USA. Ellington began playing piano as a child but, despite some local success, took up a career as a sign-painter. In his teens he continued to play piano, studied harmony, composed his first tunes and was generally active in music in Washington. Among his childhood friends Read more

Horace Silver - 88% match to Milt Jackson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silva, 2 September 1928, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA. Silver studied piano and tenor saxophone at school, settling on the former instrument for his professional career. Early influences included Portuguese folk music (from his father), blues and bop. He formed a trio for local gigs which included backing visiting musicians. One such visitor, Stan Get Read more

Sonny Rollins - 88% match to Milt Jackson

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Music & Radio Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Theodore Walter Rollins, 7 September 1929, New York City, New York, USA. Although an older brother played violin and, at the age of nine, he took piano lessons, Rollins was destined for the saxophone. In 1944 he played alto saxophone in high school and when he left in 1947 he began gigging round New York on tenor. His first inspiration was Coleman Hawkins, but he was well aw Read more

Wes Montgomery - 88% match to Milt Jackson

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Leslie Montgomery, 6 March 1923, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, d. 15 June 1968, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Montgomery was inspired to take up the guitar after hearing records by Charlie Christian. Nearly 20 years old at the time, he taught himself to play by adapting what he heard on records to what he could accomplish himself. Guided in part by Christian’s example, Read more

Kenny Burrell - 87% match to Milt Jackson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kenneth Earl Burrell, 31 July 1931, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Coming from a family that encouraged music (all his three brothers were musicians), Burrell studied classical guitar for a mere 18 months (1952-53). In 1955 he received a Bachelor of Music degree from Detroit’s Wayne University. He played guitar with the Candy Johnson Sextet in 1948, with Count Belcher in 1949 Read more

Cannonball Adderley - 85% match to Milt Jackson

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Julian Edwin Adderley, 15 September 1928, Tampa, Florida, USA, d. 8 August 1975, Gary, Indiana, USA. Cannonball Adderley was one of the great saxophonists of his generation. His fiery, blues-soaked interpretations of Charlie Parker’s alto legacy brought jazz to many people hitherto untouched by it. In the 60s he launched a new genre, soul jazz, whose popularity has surv Read more

Freddie Hubbard - 85% match to Milt Jackson

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Television
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frederick Dewayne Hubbard, 7 April 1938, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Hubbard began playing trumpet as a child, and in his teens worked locally with Wes Montgomery and Monk Montgomery. When he was 20 he moved to New York, immediately falling in with the best of contemporary jazzmen. Amongst the musicians with whom he worked in the late 50s were Eric Dolphy (his room-mate for Read more

John Coltrane - 83% match to Milt Jackson

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Music Theme Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John William Coltrane, 23 September 1926, Hamlet, North Carolina, USA, d. 17 July 1967, New York, USA. Coltrane grew up in the house of his maternal grandfather, Rev. William Blair (who gave him his middle name), a preacher and community spokesman. While he was taking clarinet lessons at school, his school band leader suggested his mother buy him an alto saxophone. In 1939 h Read more

Lee Morgan - 82% match to Milt Jackson

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 July 1938, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 19 February 1972, New York City, New York, USA. Prodigiously talented, Morgan played trumpet professionally at the age of 15 and three years later joined Dizzy Gillespie’s big band. During this same period he recorded with John Coltrane, Hank Mobley and others. In 1958 the Gillespie band folded and Morgan joined Art Blak Read more

Jimmy Smith - 81% match to Milt Jackson

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Television
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Oscar Smith, 8 December 1925 (1928 is also cited by some sources), Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 8 February 2005, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. The sound of the Hammond Organ in jazz was popularized by Smith, often using the prefix ‘the incredible’ or ‘the amazing’. He became the most famous jazz organist of all times and possibly the most influenti Read more


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