Don has a good point. It's hard to think of multi-generational jazz families where the level of success is maintained. Such as Michael Douglas being as big of an acting superstar as Kirk Douglas. Or the Redgrave family of actors in the U.K.
Ravi Coltrane is nowhere near as big or influential as John. The Brubeck brothers are talented but most of their fame is from their collaborations with their father. Joshua Redman is more popular than his father, Dewey, but likely because he plays bop while his dad was a free jazz guy. Ellis Marsalis became more nationally known after his son's success. And so on.
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] some jazz familes: not exclusively jass but they did and do SWING!
On 06/04/2013, Aaron Levinson wrote:
> Certainly the Heath Dynasty, Albert aka Tootie, Percy and Jimmy.
> The Jones Brothers Elvin, Thad and Hank.
> The Turrentine Bros. Tommy and Stanley.
> The Marsalis Family
> The Addereley Brothers.
> The list endless...
What you don't get is the kind of dynasty that was common in the Eastern
part of the Austrian Empire.
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Apr 6, 2013, at 7:22 AM, Art Shifrin <[log in to unmask]>
>> Andrews: LaVerne, Maxene, Patty
>> Armstrong: Lil & Louis
>> Boswell: Connee & Martha & Vette
>> Calloway: Blanche & Cab
>> Crosby: Bing & Bob
>> Deniz: Frank, Jose, Laurie
>> Dorsey: Jimmy & Tommy
>> Ellington: Duke, Edward Kennedy II, Mercedes, Merc
>> Goodman: Benny & Harry
>> Green: Jeff & Lew (the family's musical endeavors including the Green
>> Brothers date to circa 1860)
>> Henderson: Fletcher & Horace
>> Mills: Donald, Harry, Herbert, John (Sr. & Jr.)
>> Pizzarelli: Bucky & John
>> Sinatras: both Franks
>> Clio Lane & John Dankworth
>> I assume that there are more.
>> Art (Shiffy) Shifrin
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