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Count Basie - 83% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Blues Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Vocals Musicals & The Arts Big Band & Swing Documentaries Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Television
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William Allen Basie, 21 August 1904, Red Bank, New Jersey, USA, d. 26 April 1984, Hollywood, California, USA. Band leader and pianist Basie grew up in Red Bank, just across the Hudson River from New York City. His mother gave him his first lessons at the piano, and he used every opportunity to hear the celebrated kings of New York keyboard - James P. Johnson, Willie ‘Th Read more

Charlie Parker - 70% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Drama Documentaries Music & Radio Soundtracks
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Charles Christopher Parker, 29 August 1920, Kansas City, Kansas, USA, d. 12 March 1955, New York City, New York, USA. Although he was born on the Kansas side of the state line, Parker was actually raised across the Kaw River in Kansas City, Missouri. His nickname was originally ‘Yardbird’ due to his propensity for eating fried chicken - later this was shortened to Read more

Johnny Hodges - 62% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks Big Band & Swing
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John Cornelius Hodge, 25 July 1907, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, d. 11 May 1970, New York City, New York, USA. One of the greatest alto saxophonists in jazz, Hodges first tried other instruments before settling upon the one that would best serve his glorious romanticism. Largely self-taught, Hodges played in a number of minor bands in Boston and New York in the early 20s b Read more

Thelonious Monk - 57% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Foreign Films Music & Radio Documentaries Drama Pop / Rock
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Thelonious Sphere Monk, 11 October 1917, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA, d. 17 February 1982, Weehawken, New Jersey, USA. Monk’s family moved to New York when he was five years old. He started playing piano a year later, receiving formal tuition from the age of 11 onwards. At Stuyvesant High School he excelled at physics and maths, and also found time to play organ in Read more

Benny Goodman - 54% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Big Band & Swing Comedy Easy Listening Musicals & The Arts Jazz Music & Radio Holiday & Seasonal Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals World Music
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Benjamin David Goodman, 30 May 1909, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 20 June 1986, New York City, New York, USA. Born into a large, impoverished family of immigrants, Goodman experienced hard times while growing up. Encouraged by his father to learn a musical instrument, Goodman and two of his brothers took lessons; as the youngest and smallest he learned to play the clarinet. Th Read more

Benny Goodman And His Orchestra - 54% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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Charles Mingus - 54% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Documentaries Drama Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Reggae
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Coleman Hawkins - 53% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock World Music
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Coleman Randolph Hawkins, 21 November 1904, St. Joseph, Missouri, USA, d. 19 May 1969, New York City, New York, USA. Coleman Hawkins (aka ‘Bean’ and ‘Hawk’) is a colossus of the tenor saxophone, and hence of jazz. He was the first to use the instrument as a serious means of expression and continued to be open to new developments for 40 years. Starting pia Read more

Oscar Peterson - 50% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Mystery / Thriller Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
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15 August 1925, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, d. 23 December 2007, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Blessed with an attractive stage personality, this behemoth of mainstream jazz’s fluid technique was influenced by Art Tatum, Errol Garner and, later, George Shearing. After studying trumpet, illness redirected Peterson to the piano. His enthusiasm resulted in endless hours of p Read more

John Coltrane - 49% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Music & Radio Soundtracks Blues Music Theme
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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

Lester Young - 49% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Blues
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Lester Willis Young, 27 August 1909, Woodville, Mississippi, USA, d. 15 March 1959, New York City, New York, USA. Born into a musical family, Young was taught several instruments by his father. As a child he played drums in the family’s band, but around 1928 he quit the group and switched to tenor saxophone. His first engagements on this instrument were with Art Bronson Read more

Louis Armstrong - 49% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Vocals Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Jazz Musicals & The Arts Holiday & Seasonal Drama Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Big Band & Swing Comedy Music & Radio Documentaries Blues Blues Vocals World Music Mystery / Thriller Television
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4 August 1901, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 6 July 1971, New York City, New York, USA. It is impossible to overstate Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong’s importance in jazz, as he was one of the most influential artists in the music’s history. He was also more than just a jazz musician, he was an enormously popular entertainer (a facet upon which some critics f Read more

Miles Davis - 48% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Jazz Drama Foreign Films Soundtracks Television Documentaries
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Miles Dewy Davis, 25 May 1926, Alton, Illinois, USA, d. 28 September 1991, Santa Monica, California, USA. Davis was born into a comparatively wealthy middle-class family and both his mother and sister were capable musicians. He was given a trumpet for his thirteenth birthday by his dentist father, who could not have conceived that his gift would set his son on the road to be Read more

Ben Webster - 47% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Drama Jazz Kids & Family Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
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Benjamin Francis Webster, 27 March 1909, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 20 September 1973, Amsterdam, Netherlands. After studying violin and piano, and beginning his professional career on the latter instrument, Webster took up the tenor saxophone around 1930. He quickly became adept on this instrument; within a year he was playing with Bennie Moten and later worked with And Read more

Cannonball Adderley - 47% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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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

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