Orrin Keepnews Producer of hundreds of albums, label owner multiple times, executive at others, Grammy winner for his album notes and critical pieces.... His career spanned 50 years and if he never did anything besides believing so strongly and promoting so relentlessly the career of Thelonius Monk, his place would be assured. An excellent summation by a good writer:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/02/ar...ead-at-91.html Those albums he produced?
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?...ah%21#mw-pages << 2 pages with clickthroughs to album reviews--you could build a solid jazz collection from just these. We have him to thank if only for the reissues and compilations he did.