Lester Young - tenor
Miles Davis - trumpet
Lennie Tristano - piano
Shorty Rogers - trumpet, arranger
Shelly Manne - drums, leader
Gerry Mulligan - baritone, arranger
Chet Baker - trumpet
Dave Brubeck - piano
Paul Desmond - alto
Stan Getz - tenor
Art Pepper - alto
Lee Konitz - alto
Gil Evans - arranger

Other significant Cool Players

Alto Saxophone

Bud Shank

Baritone Saxophone

Lars Gullin


Red CallenderPercy Heath
Red MitchellMonty Budwig
Leroy Vinnegar


Jimmy Giuffre
Tony Scott


Chico Hamilton
Connie Kay
Stan Levey


Frank Wess
Bud Shank
Buddy Collette


Billy Bauer
Jimmy Raney
Johnny Smith
Jim Hall


John LewisRuss Freeman
Claude WilliamsonPete Jolly
Lou Levy

Tenor Saxophone

Zoot SimsAl Cohn
Jimmy GiuffreBob Cooper
Bill PerkinsRichie Kamuca
Jack Montrose


Frank Rosolino
Bob Brookmeyer
Carl Fontana


Conte Candoli
Jon Eardley
Don Fagerquist

Vocals - Female

June Christy
Chris Connor
Helen Merrill

Big Bands

Claude Thornhill
Woody Herman's Second Herd


Miles Davis Birth Of The Cool Nonet
Lennie Tristano Sextet
Dave Brubeck Quartet
Modern Jazz Quartet
Lighthouse All-Stars
Shorty Rogers & His Giants
Shelly Manne & His Men
The Dave Pell Octet
Jimmy Giuffre 3
Chico Hamilton Quintet