Charles Mingus (bass), Roy Haynes (drums), Thelonious Monk (piano), Charlie Park

Charles Mingus, Roy Haynes, Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker jam at The Open Door in Greenwich Village, Sept 1953

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Elvin Ray Jones / September 1927 – May 2004 - Jazz drummer of the post-bop era

MONK and another giant, OLIVER NELSON

Thelonious Monk and Oliver Nelson: this pic was obvious around the time Monk and…

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Alto saxophonist Charlie 'Bird' Parker and pianist Thelonious Monk performing at the Open Door Cafe, New York City in The Village 1953 . "sorry no exterior shot of the club" Bob Parent / Archive Photos — in New York, NY.

Art Blakley....Cooking....:-)

“Art Blakey” @ All About Jazz photo gallery. View more jazz photos by Carlo Rondinelli

Elvin Jones, "the world's greatest rhythmic drummer".  (Jimi Hendrix called Mitch Mitchell "my Elvin Jones".)

RL Elvin Jones, "the world's greatest rhythmic drummer". (Jimi Hendrix called Mitch Mitchell "my Elvin Jones".

Art Blakey. Blakey assumed an aggressive swing style of contemporaries Chick Webb, Sid Catlett & Ray Bauduc early in his career, and is known, alongside Kenny Clarke and Max Roach as one of the inventors of the modern bebop style of drumming. (Wikipedia)

Blakey assumed an aggressive swing style of contemporaries Chick Webb, Sid Catlett & Ray Bauduc early in his career, and is known, alongside Kenny Clarke and Max Roach as one of the inventors of the modern bebop style of drumming.

I got to meet Buddy Rich at a Schmitt music visit/seminar in Edina MN back in 1971 there were only 5 of us there. It was amazing what he could do!

I got to meet Buddy Rich at a Schmitt music visit/seminar in Edina MN back in 1971 there were only 5 of us there.

Cindy Blackman—Best recognized as the drummer for Lenny Kravitz, Blackman has played for nearly every modern jazz artist around. She has proven time and again that women can more than hold their own in the jazz world, playing with a subtle, sinewy style that shifts from jazz and rock to funk and back.

Cindy Blackman—Best recognized as the drummer for Lenny Kravitz, Blackman has played for nearly every modern jazz artist around. She has proven time and again that women can more than hold their own in the jazz world, playing with a subtle, sinewy style t

Mitch Mitchell drummer of The Jimi Hendrix Experience. #cSw:) - https://www.pinterest.com/claxtonw/drummer-drumming/ - I elected this photo not must for the #HISTORY pin of a famous band: It amused me to compare this SIMPLE drum kit to those we see on concert stages these days. We should give MUCH more respect to the skills shown on just a few drumset pieces during performances! Nice black and white #vintage #drumkit photo pinned via tlsdrums13's #DRUMS & #DRUMMERS #Pinterest board.

Mitch Mitchell drummer of The Jimi Hendrix Experience/ got to play with Mitch a couple of times nice guy,

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