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Who Did That Jazz Song Quiz

Name the musical acts who performed these jazz classics.
Name the person who performed the MOST FAMOUS version
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Last updated: August 29, 2015
First submittedApril 25, 2012
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Song
Year
Artist
So What
1959
Miles Davis
Giant Steps
1960
John Coltrane
Take Five
1959
Dave Brubeck
A Night in Tunisia
1942
Dizzy Gillespie
Strange Fruit
1939
Billie Holiday
Ornithology
1946
Charlie Parker
Watermelon Man
1962
Herbie Hancock
Moanin'
1958
Art Blakey
Birdland
1976
Weather Report
St. Thomas
1956
Sonny Rollins
'Round Midnight
1944
Thelonious Monk
Song
Year
Artist
Black and Tan Fantasy
1927
Duke Ellington
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
1959
Charles Mingus
L-O-V-E
1965
Nat King Cole
Minnie the Moocher
1931
Cab Calloway
What a Wonderful World
1968
Louis Armstrong
Rhapsody in Blue
1924
George Gershwin
One O'Clock Jump
1937
Count Basie
The Girl from Ipanema
1962
Stan Getz & João Gilberto
Sing, Sing, Sing
1936
Benny Goodman
The Sermon
1958
Jimmy Smith
Somethin' Else
1958
Cannonball Adderley
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level 80
Apr 25, 2012
Typing in "Brubeck" doesn't work.
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Apr 25, 2012
Fixed. Thanks!
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level 54
Apr 25, 2012
However, typing in 'Satchmo' did! Thanks. And thanks for this quiz.
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level 27
Apr 27, 2013
Sing, sing, sing was actually written by Louis Prima.
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level 72
Aug 20, 2014
Giant Steps, not Giants Steps. Otherwise, nice quiz!
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Aug 29, 2015
Fixed
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level 70
Jan 19, 2015
Great quiz! Got 19/22. Love the idea to include a Spotify playlist too.
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level 47
Mar 26, 2015
Moanin' could also be Charles Mingus!
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level 63
Jan 10, 2017
bump
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level 23
Mar 28, 2015
You should accept Joe Zawinul for Birdland.
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level ∞
Aug 29, 2015
Okay
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level 61
Jan 24, 2016
15/22 ReaLly enjoyed this quiz...Hancock didn't take for me though.
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level 71
Oct 7, 2017
I always thought of "Watermelon Man" as a Mongo Santamaría work. But now I know better.
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level 61
Mar 11, 2018
Although Armstrong and Cole are jazz artists, "What a Wonderful World" and "L-O-V-E" were and are not "jazz songs" but simple pop songs, albeit pop of an earlier generation. If Wynton Marsalis sings "Happy Birthday" to someone, that doesn't make Happy Birthday a jazz song (unless he adds some swing syncopation, improvisation or extended harmony to it--and then only the performance would be jazz, but not the song as such). Jazz compositions (not really "songs" unless they are sung) such as "So What", "Ornithology" and "One O'Clock Jump" were conceived of as jazz pieces, written by jazz artists and don't make much sense as pop songs of this or any generation.
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level 58
Mar 17, 2018
I enjoyed and I would like to see a part 2.