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From 1995 to 2000 – Best Jazz Musicians.

We love Jazz. The works of many notable Jazz Musicians such as Mr. Coltrane, saxophonist James Carter or Guitarist Kevin Eubanks we embark on the best Jazz Musicians who were prime from 1995 to 2000.

1995  – Trumpeter Roy Hargrove ousts Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis in the Down Beat critic polls. Film director Robert Altman’s film, Kansas City, is released, featuring a reenactment of a 1930’s jam session with pianist Geri Allen, saxophonist Joshua Redman, bassist Christian McBride, saxophonist James Carter, and others. The Impulse record label is revived after 21 years. Drummer Tony Williams dies

1996 – Kenny Garrett releases Pursuance: The Music of John Coltrane, with Pat Metheny

1997 – Wayne Shorter wins a Grammy Award for his electric jazz album High Life. Saxophonist Joshua Redman, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Brian Blade tour as a trio. A $27 million jazz museum opens in Kansas City

1998 – Guitarist Pat Metheny and bassist Charlie Haden win Grammy Awards for their duet album Beyond the Missouri Sky. Guitarist Kevin Eubanks replaces Branford Marsalis as the bandleader on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

1999 – Trumpeter Art Farmer dies. Vibraphonist Milt Jackson dies. Singer Joe Williams dies. Trumpeter Lester Bowie dies

2000 – Trumpeter Dave Douglas rises in popularity. Bassist Dave Holland tours with a group featuring saxophonist Chris Potter