Special Report

The Greatest Jazz Musicians of the 20th Century

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Benny Goodman (1909-1986)
> Principal instrument: Clarinet, bandleader
> Representative album: The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

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Herbie Hancock (1940- )
> Principal instrument: Keyboards
> Representative album: Mwandishi

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Art Blakey (1919-1990)
> Principal instrument: Drums
> Representative album: Art Blakey!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!

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Jimmy Smith (1925-2005)
> Principal instrument: Organ
> Representative album: The Sermon!

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Wes Montgomery (1923-1968)
> Principal instrument: Guitar
> Representative album: The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery

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