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The Jazz Obscure Knowledge Quiz

Let's see you flex your Jazz muscles and answer at least 7 questions correctly. Consider yourself a Jazzpert if you do. Links to the homepage and the answers are at the bottom. JavaScript is required!

1. What instrument did the late Stephane Grapelli play?

Saxophone
Flute
Violin
Piano

2. What band did Bob James, Lee Ritenour, Harvey Mason and Nathan East form?

Fourplay
Count Basic
Azimuth
Passport

3. In what year did Miles Davis die?

1994
1991
1997
1988

4. Joe Sample recently collaborated, this year, with which songstress?

Randy Crawford
Lalah Hathaway
Chaka Khan
Phoebe Snow

5. In what year did Dave Brubeck and his quartet record Time Out?

1969
1965
1955
1959

6. Which of the following was not a founding member of Weather Report:

Alphonso Johnson
Wayne Shorter
Airto Moreira
Joe Zawinul

7. One of the earliest notable fusion experiments was which Miles Davis album?

Sketches of Spain
Tutu
Bitches Brew
Kind of Blue

8. What school did Joshua Redman graduate from Summa Cum Laude?

Julliard
UCLA
Harvard
Yale

9. After John Coltrane was drafted into the Navy, which instrument did he play in the Navy Band?

Flute
Saxophone
Drums
Clarinet

10. Which composer did Jean-Luc Ponty play violin for, in 1969, on the Hot Rats LP?

Frank Zappa
John McLaughlin
Dave Brubeck
Don Ellis



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