Dexter Gordon, Dexter Gordon was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He was among the earliest tenor players to adapt the bebop musical language of people such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud Powell to the instrument.
Stanley Getz - the American jazz saxophonist and composer who helped to make popular the 'bossa nova' style of jazz. (Photo by Aubrey Hart/Getty Images). Plus, he wrote a beautiful piece called "For Ruth" :)
Thelonious Monk Rehearsing in a New York loft with saxophonists Phil Woods and Charlie Rouse. Jazz: A History of America's Music; by Geoffrey C Ward and Ken Burns. Saw Monk at Longhorn Jazz Festival, Austin, July
YES SIR Charles Mingus Jr. was a highly influential American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader. Mingus's compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop and drew heavily from black gospel.