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Who, in your opinion, is the greatest jazz pianist of all time?

Asked by lwyrnluv (38points) May 3rd, 2019

There have been and continue to be dozens of amazing, gifted, and talented jazz pianists. But, just based on your own idiosyncratic criteria, which one is your favorite, and why?

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rockfan's avatar

Based on purely personal taste, I’ll go with Bill Evans.

zenvelo's avatar

Based on purely personal taste, I’ll go with George Winston. Or Dooley Wilson.

Kardamom's avatar

Scott Joplin

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Art Tatum because of his imagination, improvisations.and hand speed.

filmfann's avatar

Oscar Peterson or Thelonius Monk.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Greatest is an impossible choice. Favorite—currently Oscar Peterson. TW knows his stuff about Tatum.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@stanleybmanly Two semesters of Jazz improvisation, at a major college, while in high school. I played upright bass.

kritiper's avatar

Duke Ellington

zenvelo's avatar

And a shout out for Herbie Hancock….

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