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Greatest jazz composer ever - Charles Mingus. #Charles_Mingus #jazz

One of my favorite music stories ever is when Migus got pissed off at an off time piano player so he walked over to the piano mid-song and tore out the piano strings with his bare hands. Big scary dude but one of the greats.

MILES DEWEY DAVIS JR. – MILES DAVIS                                                                                                                                                                                 More

MILES DEWEY DAVIS JR. – MILES DAVIS

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 1926 – September was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the century,

Thelonious Monk, New York, NY 1963 ~ All musicians are subconsciously mathematicians. - Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Sphere Monk (October 1917 – February was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered one of the giants of American music.

Toots Thielemans, born Jean-Baptiste Frederic Isidor Thielemans (1922) - Belgian jazz musician known for his guitar and harmonica playing as well as his whistling. Thielemans is credited as one of the greatest harmonica players of the 20th century.

Toots Thielemans, born Jean-Baptiste Frederic Isidor Thielemans - Belgian jazz musician known for his guitar and harmonica playing as well as his whistling. Thielemans is credited as one of the greatest harmonica players of the century.

Esperanza Spalding by Jazz in Black 'n White (et autres choses...), via Flickr

Esperanza Spalding Jazz Sous les Pommiers 2008 - Thanks to PBS or I wouldn't have heard of her. Love her voice

Oscar Peterson's music is made of sweat, passion and joy. His technique is incredible and the fact that he puts all himself in every note he plays makes him my favorite pianist by far.

Oscar Peterson plays his crazy (jazz) version of the flight of the bumblebee, originaly written by Rimsky-Korsakov.

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