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Stanley Getz (1927 - 1991), the American jazz saxophonist and composer who helped to make popular the 'bossa nova' style of jazz. (Photo by Aubrey Hart/Getty Images)

Stanley Getz - the American jazz saxophonist and composer who helped to make popular the 'bossa nova' style of jazz. (Photo by Aubrey Hart/Getty Images). Plus, he wrote a beautiful piece called "For Ruth" :)

Miles Davis, Bill Evans & Paul Chambers

Miles Davis, Bill Evans & Paul Chambers - Epic photo taken during the recording sessions of Davis' Kind of Blue album.

Sonny Rollins and Roland Kirk play for NYC Mayor Robert Wagner [27 April 1962]

Sonny Rollins and Roland Kirk play for NYC Mayor Robert Wagner April

Charles "Charlie" Parker, Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), also known as "Yardbird" and "Bird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Miles Davis once said, "You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong. Charlie Parker."

Charlie "Bird" Parker, Miles Davis once said, "You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker.