Special Report

The Greatest Jazz Musicians of the 20th Century

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Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)
> Principal instrument: Trumpet, vocals
> Representative album: The Complete Hot Five & Hot Seven Recordings

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Buddy Bolden (1877-1931)
> Principal instrument: Cornet
> Representative album: None

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John Coltrane 1926-1967)
> Principal instrument: Tenor and soprano saxophone
> Representative album: A Love Supreme

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Duke Ellington (1899-1974)
> Principal instrument: Piano, bandleader
> Representative album: Ellington at Newport

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Bud Powell (1924-1966)
> Principal instrument: Piano
> Representative album: The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1

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