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Esperanza Spalding--- is a jazz bassist, cellist and singer, who draws upon many genres in her own compositions.She has won 4 Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 53rd Grammy Awards,making her the first jazz artist to win the award

Thelonious Monk (1959) Rehearsing in a New York loft with saxophonists Phil Woods and Charlie Rouse, along with other jazz musicians, unnamed.

Sonny Stitt (1953) [b.1924 - d.1982] No one had a harder time dealing with Charlie Parker's legacy than this superb musician, whose sound and ideas on alto sax sounded so much like Bird's that he switched to tenor in order to be seen and heard as his own man.

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Charles Mingus, London, 1951. Photo by Robert Frank.

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Anton Corbijn: Miles Davis, 1985

Anton Corbijn, Miles Davis, 1985

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Janis Joplin ... 1968