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Allen Toussaint (Bright Mississippi). So would you. He started out as jazz’ foremost “impressionist” (cf. They cannot possibly all fit in a list of 36 musicians!!! Dave McKenna and Marian McPartland would certainly make my top 36 and it’s tough for me to exclude them in the top 20, Dave definitely in the top ten. Here he is with MICHAEL BRECKER. A prodigiously talented musician, Williams was an inspirational figure and paved the way for noted contemporary female pianists such as Tania Maria, the late Geri Allen, Eliane Elias and Diana Krall. Marian McPartland? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH0gLKvw0lI. But the big name often overlooked is Sonny Clark – unmatched feel. Roger Kellaway-Ray Bryant – etc etc etc POR LO VISTO NO ENTRAN MUJERES, LAS MENCIONADAS Y HAZEL SCOTT. Shearing, Oscar, Michele Le Grand ( for the few of us who have heard him live). 13: Count Basie (1904-1984) Nat King Cole, was probably better known for his vocals, than being a piano player. Brown co-wrote all 12 selections and co-executive produced the project with Danny Weiss. Both Teddy W and Earl Hines felt he was their equal, and both are rightfully on this list. Though influenced by the romanticism of Bill Evans, there’s always been a palpable Latin inflection to Corea’s music, which has ranged from straight-ahead jazz to electric fusion (he led the jazz-rock behemoth Return To Forever in the 70s). Today George runs his own production company. List seems a bit sexist. For a jazz pianist who started out in life as a welterweight boxer, Texas-born William “Red” Garland had a decidedly delicate touch. Jacques Loussier, John Lewis, Dave Brubeck, Oscar Petersen with their groups. This was another great issue of the Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival with great music, lots of fun, meeting friends from all across the world and sharing a common passion. Jimmy Yancey 1 Bill Evans Hank Jones much, much higher…and I’m the biggest Basie fan you can imagine, but don’t believe as a PLAYER he rates with players who were or are featured in trios and quartets…as some have said, Mary Lou Williams should be in here. If you take into account his composing and his position as a pioneer of bebop he should certainly be near the top but as pianist solely, not #2, really not Top 10. All your favourite music online in this app! And along came their own albums' instrumentals. I think Eddie’s brother, Charlie, would be an even better choice! I suppose one needs to lay out specific “judgment” criteria too – I personally never believe in “the best muso in the world” stuff – it is Art after all ! His show was varied and entertaining. 48: Dave Grusin (Born 1934) uDiscover Music celebrates the 50 best jazz saxophonists of all time. Jun 17, 2014 - Listen to music from Wayman Tisdale like Can't Hide Love, Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now & more. One of the main proponents of the Herbie Hancock school of jazz who played with everyone, including the Marsalisis and Kenny Garrett is a loser! Heart to Heart lives up to its name. Lenny Tristano! Sadly, Timmons’ career was cut short, at 38, by his chronic alcoholism. That’s the real big challenge the piano presents. Keith Jarrett, for god’s sakes, but not Martial Solal? but 4) Duke Ellington, who played the most beautiful jazz piano solo I know, just half a chorus on “In a Sentimental Mood” with Coltrane, and sets up a glorious close by Trane. How do you leave Joe Sample off this list ???/. Mal Waldron should just be in the top 5. I can’t agree with this list. He recorded for Blue Note, Prestige and Pacific Jazz in the 50s. No list is complete without Vince Guaraldi, Monty Alexander, John Beasley and Nat King Cole. As one of the charter members of The Modern Jazz Quartet, a pioneering group that fused bebop with classical music aesthetics, Lewis was an influential musician whose gleaming, staccato piano style was indebted to Count Basie and saxophonist Lester Young. Nice list, but far from perfect! 8.Pinetop Smith Must agree with some of the preceding comments: Mary Lou Williams, John Lewis, Paul Bley, Randy Weston, Jessica Williams not there, but the likes of Bob James, Dave Grusin and even Lyle Mays not only figure, but rank above Andrew Hill! What about Herbie Nichols and Kenny Drew, both of them brilliant pianists. He’s head and shoulders more talented than many on the list. Disappointing to see that no one has mentioned Satoko Fujii so far. Paul Chambers John Coltrane once said, "Paul Chambers was one of the greatest bass players in jazz. I also am shocked that there are no women on this list. Cedar Walton and Mulgrew Miller should be at the top but are missing??? After leaving Miles Davis in ’58, Miles called him back for a truly innovative recording: the result was “Kind of Blue,” the most successful jazz album of all time (artistically and commercially–still among the top sellers in jazz). If you have no criteria, what is the point. And i happen to agree. I love Joshua Rifkin’s _performances_ of Scott Joplin, but they don’t make him a jazz pianist. How come no mention of Eliane Elias, Diane Schuur, Blossom Dearie? Claude Bolling You should be familiar with the Spanish language: It is Gonzalo Rubalcaba from Cuba. That was the year he recorded his debut album for Blue Note, and he went onto become one of the best jazz pianists the iconic label signed. I rate him up with Monk and far better than Art Tatum in his jazz input. 26: Willie “The Lion” Smith (1897-1973) No Marion McPartland? HOUSE is played by the great actor and multi-instrumentalist HUGH LAURIE. illaysabag – What does your moniker mean? Magicians of the boogie woogie. I guess you are glad that MICHEL PETRUCCIANI is on the list. The Modern Jazz Quartet got me and countless others into modern jazz, as opposed to trad and Dixieland. For instance we could compile a list of the best percussive players the list would completely change — if you get my drift. And Nat Cole ? Hahaha….he is the best . http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-jazz-pianists-of-all-time/ranker-music Be careful with actually trying to join Ranker, though. Bill Evans is the greatest of all jazzpinaist.Oscar Petersson as you mentionedmissused his tecnical ability.and his playing sterotype and you could foresight until boring.what happens.Bill evans had an nusicality creativity and a deep the is unmatched by any player.His beautifully sound and inovativ chord and sofisticated rythm was outstanding.He manged to allways play with such an high level despite his drug problem.He was a genious that contributed to the music as the great classical composers. Sonny is a “musician’s musician” – he would rank higher if this were polled from a sample only consisting of jazz pianists. Another hallmark of the Texan’s singular style was his use of two-handed block chords. In addition to being a gifted pianist, Walton was also a noted composer, contributing ‘Bolivia’ and ‘Mode For Joe’ to the jazz standards repertoire. Jamal first recorded for OKeh in 1951, but it was later in the same decade when took his position among the best jazz pianists of all time, with the best-selling live album At The Pershing, which took his music to a larger audience. Billy Taylor? Enjoy. your own Pins on Pinterest Gospel music left an indelible mark on Timmons and its DNA can be detected in his playing and much of the music he wrote, which included the classic tunes ‘Moanin’’, ‘This Here’, and ‘Dat Dere’, which earn him his place among the best jazz pianists for laying the blueprint for what became known as soul jazz in the late 50s and early 60s. When Memphis musicians and friends of Newborn first heard players like Bud Powell, they were not impressed because anything Bud did, Newborn could do more easily. Ok, you gave us a Braxton and Threadgill set..MORE??? Bassist, composer, and space man Stephen Bruner, better known as Thundercat, is one bass player who has come barreling into the beat music/’new jazz’ scene the past few years – and in a big way. The saxophone remains an iconic instrument in jazz, mastered by many musical geniuses. And Shirley Horn should be on the list. 1 Thelonious Monk Though his music is mostly forgotten now, Johnson – who was also a noted accompanist for singers Bessie Smith and Ethel Waters – was a pioneer who earns his place among the best jazz singers in part because of his powerful influence over Fats Waller, Count Basie and Art Tatum. What is certain is that Tristano was an uncompromising innovator whose unorthodox conception of melody and harmony presaged the birth of free jazz. 7 Bud Powell who he couldnt tell the difference -Linton his brother said he couldnt play one bar like Erroll -strangely, but he was a fine player himself and played trumpet in Dukes band;what a family! (read some of the comments that perpetuate the old “he can’t play that well” myth that Leonard Feather perpetuated–actually I don’t believe any of the others could play as he does nor should they try). I think it was please some of you (and it includes 3 females in the top 36.) Though he gleaned much from the left-hand stride-style of Art Tatum, alto saxophonist and bebop architect Charlie Parker was Powell’s main inspiration. Thanks Herman. Ahmad Jamal’s The Awakening solidifies his spot as one of the best pianists of all time, if not the greatest. 6. After Coltrane, Tyner established himself as one of contemporary jazz’s pre-eminent pianists with a series of astounding albums for Blue Note and, later, Milestone. No Eddie Higgins? Brubeck was one of the most innovative pianists of his time. Mary Lou Williams Where is Joe Sample, brad mehldau, and Carlos ruvacabla? or Geri Allen (R.I.P.) I agree – especially Hines at no. But the sublime beauty and powerful emotion (often thunderous in his last period, 1978 to Sept. 15, 1980) was proportionate to his suffering. You have Bob James and Cecil Taylor on this list, but you do not have Elmo Hope? But, still a pretty good list of all the greats I know of. How laughable is this list. They surely must be up there with the best. If there is one piano player who, in my opinion, comes out tops in all categories it has to be 16 Herbie Hancock It is wonderful that so many fans discuss the pianist-list – JAZZ IS ALIVE!!!!! ( These are the pianists who define jazz today. Agree..many left off.Marian especially.A d what a out Joanne Brackeen?Phenomenal. Paul Bley The album had great flow without any selections that would prompt listeners to skip to the next track. No Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson? 28 Ramsey Lewis It’s hard to take seriously a top 36 jazz pianists list that doesn’t include Mary Lou Williams…. Steve Dobrogosz! (yeah, McPartland, Dearie and Les McCann should NOT have been supplanted by anyone) Hell, even Jose Iturbi was a better jazz pianist than some of these listees. He also recorded a slew of solo albums, all of which highlighted his glistening, horn-like right-hand melodies and penchant for block chordal accompaniment. Among the songs played were "Sandbar", "Easy Come, Easy Go", "Eegee Beegge" and "Cinco Cinco Seis" from their current Four On The Floor EP, among others. Seriously? We have an official Smooth tab made by UG professional guitarists. The best of all Jazz Pianist ist Keith Jarrett! I’m far from being a fan of this kind of lists. As a result, Powell proved highly influential, even though his career was short (he died aged 41, after years of mental health problems). YOU MUST be CRAZY!!!! Box 2000" from their album Kickin'. They were asked for an encore and did their cover of Pharrell Williams' "Happy", having a happy crowd of people dancing in front of the stage. It sounds like the record that he's always wanted to make. 16: Dave Brubeck (1920-2012) Pianists as any other professional musician are certainly competing with their art yet not for being ranked but for getting loved, respected, and paid well for their performances! No one has a timeless list of The Greatest. OLIVER JONES!!! He swung like no other. Smooth bass tab by Santana. Then he flipped the switch to party mode with songs like the Whispers' "Rock Steady", complete with audience participation, having everybody on their feet. I think you could make a strong case for Mary Lou Williams to be included on this list. His path would cross with Coltrane’s again in the 50s, when both joined Miles Davis’ quintet and made several groundbreaking albums for Prestige and Columbia (among them Workin’ and ’Round About Midnight). Born Columbus Calvin Pearson in Atlanta, Georgia, Pearson’s career took off when he moved to New York City in 1959. the list includes a great pianists, but what about mal waldron, jaki byard, bobby timmons, paul bley, cedar walton, sun ra, alice coltrane? Second to none. Ahmad Jamal He was there at the start of modern jazz with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis etc. Never forcing a things while maintaining the same body and hand position during loud or soft passages (Keith simply lacked this physical advantage, making things worse when he stood up while playing). Here is Brad playing in a duo with TIM MOHER. But his playing is mechanical and soulless. Kenny Barron-Mal Waldron-Dick Hyman -Alan Broadbent-Jess Stacy–Marian McPartland His piano playing, to me was rather too simplistic and mundane when compared with the likes of Red Garland and Oscar Peterson. Damn it! Queens, New York native Tom Browne, however, changed that notion. I still can’t fathom how VInce Guaraldi didn’t get on the list. Old hands playing very sweet music.. 12 Fats Waller I think she should have made the list. 9 Art Tatum The techniques and instrumentation of this type of performance have evolved over the 20th century, influenced by both movements of musicians that became the subgenres and by particularly influential sax players who … Gonzalo Rubalcaba He further released the EP Back Against the Wall for Jones' label, Qwest Records. OK – Keith Jarrett a close second; Art Tatum for playing technique; Erroll Garner for sheer swing; That auspicious start was off and running quickly. Or Dave McKenna. Oscar Peterson is much too high for my taste. It is actually not a bad list. 24: Bob James (Born 1939) 2 Andrew Hill I cannot believe that everyone is forgetting about one pianist that a lot of people think is just a notch lower than Oscar Peterson: 21 Teddy Wilson Have you got no heart? Even so, Brubeck could still play with imagination and elegance, and often composed music using unusual and asymmetrical time signatures. TV fans are probably aware of the TV series HOUSE. Missing: Ellis Marsalis, Bill Charlap, Fred Hersch , Diana Krall, Barry Harris. An exponent of modal jazz with a passion for blues, Tyner’s main hallmark is using chords with prominent fourths. Both could be top 10, certainly top 25. As well as a dexterous pianist who enjoyed a long and fruitful stretch at Blue Note between 1952 and 1980, Silver was a prolific tunesmith (among his most famous compositions is ‘Song For My Father’). 20: Horace Silver (1928-2014) I might come up with a different list. Due to health reasons, the scheduled Richard Elliot and his band had to cancel their European tour, filling in was his friend and festival favourite Peter White, who was an appropriate replacement. I want to add Stevie Wonder… yeah… he’s not be bopping or doing fancy jazz rifts… but no one can play like him nor can anyone have thought of the insanely beautiful and complex phrasing. I’ll second the nominations of Jimmy Rowles, and even stronger, Hampton Hawes. 2. There are a few solo piano entries in the jazz aristocrat’s extensive discography (most notably, perhaps, 1953’s The Duke Plays Ellington) that reveal the full extent of Ellington’s skills. 7. 33 Lyle Mays And there are people like von Schlippenbach, Tippett, Mengelberg, Moran, Ivers…, Would love to be a ‘loser’ the way Kenny Kirkland was…:)…. 32 Sonny Clark You can check out his piano work on Youtube (THE CHRIS NOWAK PROJECT Volumes 1 and 2). Nevertheless, we must find a way to include several outstanding persons not on the list, in my order of priority they are: Johnny O’neal, Phineas Newborn Jr, Terry Pollard and Mulgrew Miller. I love Monk, but respectfully disagree about placing him at #2. I mean, he was definitely one of the greatests of all time. I’m astonished that no one has mentioned Don Friedman. 4. I can’t believe that Dorothy Donegan has not been mentioned at all! This Harlem-born musician was the first pianist to approach the piano as if it were a horn instrument. My AUTUMN IN MUSKOKA should really be called AUTUMN IN HEAVEN!! Did someone forget Marian McPartland? And, and, and…. and Marilyn Crispell! Their debut was aptly entitled Look out for #1. I have seen live Count Basie, Duke Ellington with their Bands, Earl “Fatha” Hines (Solo). Danny Zeitlin? Maestro, no question. Given his fame in the 50s as a pop singer with a silky croon, it’s perhaps not surprising that many often forget that Alabama-born Cole was also one of the best jazz pianists of his time. I’ll say I enjoyed this list overall. Inspired to take up jazz after hearing Fats Waller’s ‘Honeysuckle Rose’, Austrian-born Zawinul ventured to the US in 1959, where he immediately made his mark as a pianist and composer in Cannonball Adderley’s band. Unsurprisingly, an instrumental version of the song was produced. As good as Duke was at composing, I believe that most people have not noted that he wrote the simplest tune (melody) in the history of music. As I said before, LENNIE TRISTANO IS #50!! You left off the link. (And if you think Monk wasn’t a great pianist, you don’t understand a single thing about his compositions or his playing.). Her great flute playing and funky vibe went down very well with the crowd, she was asked for one encore and left a satisfied crowd. My other 50% is Polish (some people call me a POWOP). Four years later, they treated listeners to the roaring, upbeat funk of "P.O. I am not sure any of you know much about Jazz if you haven’t included my father Johnny Guarnieri. People were transferred by bus from the hotel. It would seem that the Brothers J. had struck musical gold in their nascent days. ‘The best unknown jazz piano player’. Their band consisted of David Ital on guitar, Westley Joseph on drums and Orefo Orakwue on bass. This is a sorry list of the greatest jazz pianist. Oh yea don’t forget Bobby Timmons!!!!! Next Bill would form a jazz trio that revolutionized the piano trio by making each instrumentalist, not merely supportive of the pianist, but a contributor of equal importance. Andre was a young European hanging around LA at the time. Second, nobody remembers Mel Powell and Johnny Guarnieri? In jazz, the horns – the saxophones and trumpets – have traditionally been the music’s glamour instruments and its main focus. I am impressed that Art Tatum is number one ( no argument here ), and that Fats Waller and James P. Johnson made the lst, although they should both be much higher. I agree Diana Krall does not belong anywhere near this list. No Eliane Elias? Trane’s Romanticism was heaven-bent and spiritual in contrast. Erroll is justifiably living a second life on the net and part of the problem for fans now is that Erroll died long ago and may have got overlooked somewhat.I understand that Art Tatum was very taken with him (”one day he will become something”)and I think Erroll drove him around a bit and even went up against Art in a piano duel(s). Check out his FLYING FINGER”S CD. Even in the present musical soundscape, there are few trumpet-led projects that embrace the distinctive sound of Browne's. 1. Phineas Newborn -John Lewis-Billy Strayhorn -should be in the top 10 – 15. Bill Evans too high. Gone but not forgotten is Nat ” king ” Cole, accomplished jazz pianist before his voice overcame the ” 88 .”, Alan Broadbent, Aaron Diehl, Hiromi, 11: Duke Ellington (1899-1974) Next were Canadian duo Four80East featuring Rob DeBoer on keys and Tony Grace on percussion, they were accompanied by Martin Feske on guitar, Marcus Finnie on drums, Marius Goldhammer on bass and Miguel Ramon on sax, working nicely together as a group. Go see Hines @ https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=earl+hines+documentary – just utterly, utterly WONDERFUL. 23: George Shearing (1919-2011) Diana Krall? One of a multitude of musicians who came though Art Blakey’s “Hard Bop Academy”, The Jazz Messengers, this Philadelphia musician was the son of a preacher and grew up playing in church. In time, Benny Green will need to be on the list as well. I personally think Mary Lou Williams should be somewhere on the list, maybe even Elaine Elias but there are a lot more great male jazz pianists than female. So he has to be right up there and is my favourite primarily because of his unique musicianship and his unmatched intros-beat that! I meant Lennie Tristano is #50. Powerhouse bass player Trujillo has always been the muscular glue holding Metallica together, and his contributions to 2016’s Hardwired… To Self-Destruct would have made Cliff Burton proud. Hey Charles. Cedar was awesome.Listen to him all the time.Always inventive, always funky. Michel Camillo. 19 McCoy Tyner Gene Harris should be among the best 10!!! AUTUMN IN MUSKOKA (Vol.1) is very good. John Hicks could really burn the keys, and Brother Newborn, was on par with the great Oscar Peterson. It's a classy, stylish debut that sounds just as rich and melodic in 2020 as it did in 1979. there are so many out there. Oh good lord… . Whereas Keith selected his “spots’ on the basis of crowd size, money, etc., Bill remained an active soldier, about to go on another world tour when his body betrayed him. Fred Hersch is missing. Richie Beirach??? By the way nobody has mentioned George Zack, his contribution to Muggsies Someday Sweetheart and others really pleased me. Gonzalo Rubalcaba should be on list, somewhere near the top. No Mary Lou Williams, Geri Allen, Renee Rosnos, Marian McPartland …. JOHN BALLYANTYNE!! There was something almost flirtatious about the brothers peppering an album with one or two instrumentals. DUKE JORDAN, AL HAIG, SIR WALTER BISHOP, RED GARLAND, JUST TO NAME A FEW MISSING ARTISTS. Alto sax players can also find sheet music from the Beatles, pop music, classical standards, and jazz all online through retailers such as Amazon and Barnes N Noble. Despite suffering from a genetic disease that stunted his growth, resulted in brittle bones and gave him perpetual arm pain, France-born Petrucciani defied the odds to become one of the world’s best jazz pianists, and was inspired to take up the instrument after seeing Duke Ellington on TV. in US(Cincinatti??) 49: Kenny Kirkland (1954-1998) It was the latter quality that made Miles Davis such a big fan of his music in the 50s, attempting to replicate Jamal’s light piano style in his groups of that era. No armenian piano player either. Costa Is GREAT. Sheesh!! I will enjoy the ride of just listening and enjoying…. 4 Dave Brubeck Where is Joe Sample? SORRY. Bill Evans should be #1. Other highlights was when Lutz Deterra played the accordion, showing an unexpected side of his talents, plus trumpet player Matthias Beckmann guesting on one song. Have you ever heard “Mack the knife” by Nina Riche? And now heresy time. Yes. Let’s take the white keys on the piano too? 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