Jelly Roll Morton
Don Redman (with Fletcher Henderson and hos own groups)
Bill Challis (with Jean Goldkette and Paul Whitman)

Most Significant Arranger

Duke Ellington

Other Importants Arrangers of the 1930s and 40s

Fletcher Henderson
Gene Gifford (with the Casa Loma Orchestra)
Sy Oliver (with Jimmy Lunceford and Tommy Dorsey)
Edgar Sampson (with Chick Webb)
Mary Lou Williams (with Andy Kirk)
Horace Henderson - Jimmy Mundy - Glenn Miller
Bill Finnegan (with Glenn Miller)
Eddie Sauter (with Red Norvo and Benny Goodman)
Billy May (with Charlie Barnet)

Bop Innovator

Tadd Dameron

Other Top Bop Arrangers

Ralph Burns (with Woody Herman)
George Handy (with Boyd Raeburn)
Gil Fuller (with Dizzy Gillespie)
Gerry Mulligan - Shorty Rogers

The Great Stan Kenton Arrangers

Pete RugoloBill Russo
Bill HolmanMarty Paich
Johnny Richards


Gil Evans - Neal Hefti (with Count Basie)
Ernie Wilkins - Frank Foster - Jimmy Heath
Benny Golson - Slide Hampton - Melba Liston
Quincy Jones

Third Stream

John Lewis - Gunther Schuller - J.J. Johnson


Oliver Nelson
Hank Levy (with Stan Kenton and Don Ellis)
Thad Jones
Bob Brookmeyer


Bob GraettingerGeorge Russell
Sun RaMuhal Richard Abrams
Julius HemphillMuhal Richard Abrams
Maria SchneiderCarla Bley
Willem BreukerGeorge Gruntz


Don Sebesky - Bob James - Eumir Deodato

Modern Mainstream

Gerald WilsonFrancy Boland
Rob McConnellBob Florence
John ClaytonToshiko Akiyoshi
Wynton Marsalis