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McKinley Morganfield a.k.a Muddy Waters (Born April 4, 1913 - Died April 30, 1983) This musician is better known as "The Father of Chicago Blues". He is also the real father of famous blues musicians Big Bill Morgnafield and Larry "Mud Morganfield" Williams. This musician was the inspiration for british rock style such as The Beatles. http://voices.yahoo.com/top-10-blues-singers-all-time-3392498.html

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Charlie Haden during the recording of Ornette Coleman’s The Empty Foxhole, September 9 1966 — Rudy Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (photo by Francis Wolff)

Ray Brown: At age 20 he left Pittsburgh and arrived in New York where he was introduced to Dizzy Gillespie, who was looking for a bass player. Gillespie hired Brown on the spot, and he soon played with such established musicians as Art Tatum and Charlie Parker.

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Dizzy Gillespie b. October 21, 1917 - American jazz trumpeter, composer bandleader, Learn how to freestyle rap here: http://tofreestyle.com/ #jazz #freestylerap #hipop

Charlie Christian. Perhaps the first to electrify his guitar, bringing the instrument out of the background in a jazz band.

Charlie Parker He was for many, one of the greats in American jazz saxophone.

Max Roach (born Maxwell Lemuel Roach), jazz percussionist, drummer, & composer. A pioneer of bebop, he went on to work in many other styles of music, and is considered among the most important drummers in history. He worked with many famous jazz musicians, including Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, & Thelonious Monk. His most significant innovations include devising a new concept of musical time - a flexible rhythmic pattern that allows soloists to play freely.

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Rare Photos of Jazz Icons by Herman Leonard

Legendary photographer Herman Leonard captured rare moments of jazz icons, like this stunning portrait of Charlie Parker at work. See more at BrainPickings.org

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion.