Thursday, December 27, 2007

Monk's the greatest jazz pianist

A veritable list of reputed Jamaican performing pianists must include Ibo Cooper, Robbie Lyn, Seymour “Foggy” Mullings, Monty Alexander, Marjorie Whylie, Harold Butler, Leslie Butler, Peter Ashbourne, Jon Williams, Kathy Brown, Frankie Bonitto, world-renowned classical pianist Orrett Rhoden, and concert pianist Huntley Brown, Charmaine Bowman, Harold Davis and Dennis Rushton.

The Greatest jazz pianists below were chosen for their originality, versatility, compositional skill, impact and influence in addition to their technical and improvisational playing of the instrument.

Thelonius Sphere Monk is jazz greatest pianist he had a unique improvisation style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire (including his classic works Round Midnight and Blue Monk). He is often regarded as a founder of bebop although his playing style evolved away from the form.

Among the Greatest jazz pianists are;

1. Thelonius Monk, 2. Art Tatum, 3. Bill Evans, 4. McCoy Tyner, 5. Oscar Peterson, 6. Herbie Hancock, 7. Bud Powell, 8. Keith Jarrett, 9. Chick Corea, 10. Jelly Roll Morton, 11. Duke Ellington, 12. Count Basie, 13. Fats Waller, 14. James P. Johnson, 15. Earl Hines, 16. Tommy Flanagan, 17. Bob James, 18. Joe Zawinul, 19. Kenny Kirkland, 20. Scott Joplin,

21. Teddy Wilson, 22. Red Garland, 23. George Shearing, 24. Horace Silver, 26. Dave Brubeck, 28. Erroll Garner, 29. Ahmad Jamal, 30. Ramsey Lewis, 31. Sonny Clark, 32. George Duke, 35. Dave Grusin, 36. Wynton Kelly, 45. David Benoit, 47. Eubie Blake, 50. Nat King Cole, 66. Joe Sample, 76. Andre Previn, tsey, 80. Marian Macpartland, 86. Kenny Barron, 88. Brian Culbertson, 93. Perez Prado, 95. Cedar Walton, 98. Abdullah Ibrahim.

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