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III. Important Figures

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Kenny Clarke

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Ella Fitzgerald

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Gillespie & Roach

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Parker Quartet

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Clark Terry

A. Kenny Clarke, drums (1914-1985)


Kenny Clarke bio watch video Kenny Clarke (1959) 

B. Ella Fitzgerald, vocal (1918-1996)


Ella Fitzgerald bio watch video Ella Fitzgerald singing One Note Samba (1969) 

C. Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet (1917-1993)


Dizzy Gillespie bio watch video Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker playing Hot House (1952) 

D. J.J. Johnson, trombone (1924-2001)


J.J. Johnson bio watch video JJ Johnson, Howard McGee, and Sonny Stitt playing Now's the Time 

E. Thelonious Monk, piano (1917-1982)


Thelonious Monk bio watch video Thelonious Monk playing 'Round Midnight (1966) 

F. Charlie Parker (“Bird”), alto saxophone (1920-1955)


Charlie Parker bio watch video Charlie Parker and Coleman Hawkins - Ballade (1950) 

G. Max Roach, drums (1924-2007)


Max Roach bio watch video Max Roach and Billy Taylor playing What Am I Here For 

H. Clark Terry, trumpet (1920- )


Clark Terry bio watch video Clark Terry playing Straight, No Chaser (1959) 

Video Clips

videospacer Kenny Clarke
videospacer Ella Fitzgerald - One Note Samba
videospacer Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker - Hot House
videospacer JJ Johnson, Howard McGee, and Sonny Stitt - Now's the Time
videospacer Thelonious Monk Quartet - 'Round Midnight
videospacer Charlie Parker and Coleman Hawkins - Ballade
videospacer Max Roach - What Am I Here For
videospacer Clark Terry - Straight, No Chaser
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