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Pmardo
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Just picked up a Geri Allen CD with Marcus Belgrave, Bob Hurst, and Kenny Garrett - all Detroiters. (The Nurturer).

What other Detroit Jazz Musicians are people's favorite?
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Matt_the_deuce
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Donald Walden

Elvin Jones

I'll leave it at that - don't want to be a hog...
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Kenny Burell, Regina Carter, Youssef Lateef

jjaba, old jazz fan.
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Curtis Fuller
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65memories
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Ben and Skip Pruitt
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Pffft
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Elvin Jones especially, but also his brothers Hank and Thad Jones, Teddy Harris for all the wonderful nights at Baker's, Kenny Burrell, James Carter ...
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Barry Harris, Charles McPhearson, The Jones Brothers (actually from Pontiac), Lonnie Hillyer, Paul Chambers, Sonny Red, Donald Byrd.

BTW- Jjaba, Burell has two "r's (Burrell) & Mr. Lateef spell's his first name "Yusef".

My favorite Detroit Jazz Historian and MC is Jim Gallert.
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Pmardo
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Hello? Tommy Flanagan?
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Pmardo
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The real question: Where is the best jazz (currently) in Detroit? (Besides Bakers)
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Faruq Z. Bey
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Kathleen
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Here's the Grillmaster's take on this:

Detroit's best jazz musicians: Marcus Belgrave, Roy Brooks, and Lyman Woodard....which has us thinking back to the nights at Cobb's Corner!!!!

and for great jazz...Bert's Marketplace in Eastern Market

Thanks for the questions, Pmardo!!
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Baker's, Bert's, and that little place in Harmonie Park, Lola's has some jazz.

Johnny Bassett is playing a weekly gig too so they do jazzy blues too ...
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Don't forget Milt Jackson, and Matt Michaels.
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1953
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Margaret Whiting (vocalist)
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1953
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Margaret Whiting (vocalist)
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Jjaba
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Some of the old Motown musicians play around town. Do we know where they play?

jjaba.
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Kathleen
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Dennis Coffey occasionally plays at Baker's. He recently launched his website (with Lowell's assistance): http://www.denniscoffeysite.co m/

Check out the group Flash Geezer for their connections to Motown: http://www.flashgeezer.com/Pag es/Band%20Bio2.htm

The Funk Brothers still tour, but their website isn't kept up to date.

Of course, the Soulful Detroit forum on this website is a great source of information on the Motown musicians. Check out reports of this recent happening: http://faac.us/adf/messages/2/ 86963.html?1143424367
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This thing with the Funk Brothers is there are very few of the actual Funk Brothers touring with them anymore. I know Joe Messina stopped because his wife was in poor health. But I saw them at the Jazz Fest and they sound great. In terms of jazz musicians, pretty much everyone I can think of have been mentioned. Marcus Belgrave and Elvin Jones are a couple of my favorite.
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JC Heard, Ron Carter

Where's Jimg? He could start filling in the holes.
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Wendell Harrison, Phil Ranelin, Faruq Z. Bey
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65memories
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Kathleen...
Cobb's Corner sessions with the Lyman Woodard Organization and Norma Jean Bell were magical moments. It is hard to explain the positive, eclectic (and electric) atmosphere that was prevalent on that site in the late 60's/early 70's.
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The Buzz Bar is starting their music line up now which is normally a mix of jazz, blues and funk. Right now it's RJ's Rythm Rockers on Tuesdays, and Thornetta Davis and Brothers Groove alternating Wednesdays.
Also, don't forget about the Jazz Loft (above the Golden Fleece) during the week.
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A. Spencer Barefield is smooth on the strings and has some wonderful intimate performance venues.

Dennis Coffey is a blast to see at Baker's...one of my favorite haunts on 8 mile.
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Pmardo
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anyone remember guitarist Ryan Macktaller or bandleader/pianist Scott Gwinell? Any word on them?
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Jjaba
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Dhugger, Baker's Keyboard Lounge is on Livernois.
jjaba has been going there since the 1950s. Back then, it was way uptown, and in a very fantsy neighborhood. All the greats played there.

jjaba has written extensively on The Forum about his favorite jazz coffee cafe, the Minor Key on Dexter. Last time he looked, a vacant lot.

jjaba thanks Kathleen for her references.

jjaba, jazz fan.
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Gene Dunlap, Orange Lake Drive
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Dhugger
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Jjaba excuse me...I know it is on Livernois and Baker's is a Detroit legend. I refer to 8-mile with love & respect because I grew up off 8-mile. This is my main street. I must say I missed the Livernois & 8 mile area as a swanky neighborhood...before my time. I have friends over in PWoods & the University district.

I am not dissing the district in any way it still has the glamor of a lovely older woman if you know what I mean.
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Bennie Maupin, Geri Allen, Regina Carter, Marcus Belgrave and Phil Ranelin.
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James Carter.
Anyone remember Bird Trane Sco Now?
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Jeez so many names!

Good call on Bennie Maupin, too often overlooked...and JC Heard too.
Roland Hanna
Terry Pollard
Willie Anderson
Harold McKinney
Kenn Cox
Ray McKinney
Alvin Jackson(brother of Bags)
James "Beans" Richardson
Billy Burrell (elder bro of K)

Bird Trane Sco Now...what a bursting-at-the-seams band that was! Don't forget BTSN alum Cassius Richmond, gifted composer/arranger with a distinctive sound and style on the 'ol alto sax.
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Straight Ahead & Regina Carter

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