Re: Favorite Jazz Bands
To add to Xopethx's pretty good list, and Tuxidos Basie reccomendation I would go a little before & after: This is a list which exemplifies bands, rather than just the induvidual star musician that was associated with creating it.
BR big bands.....
Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Thelonius Monk, Dizzy Guillespie, Charles Mingus, Bud Powell, Miles Davis, Sun Ra, all led very well-known bands which left a significant mark on Jazz history..
....Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers,
Chick Corea's electric & accoustic bands
The Zawinul Syndicate
The Dave Weckl Band
Karizma ( Colauita, Garfield, Steubenhaus, Landau )
Tribal Tech ( Covington, Willis, Henderson, Kinsey )
The Scott Kinsey Group ( the inheritors of the Weather Report legacy, IMO )
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
Last edited by aydee; 11-17-2007 at 10:38 AM.