Are tributes to other artists a jazz thing? Do other genres do this? Prompted by my love for Mingus’ elegy for Lester Young, “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”, and for Chick Corea and Gary Burton’s live performance of “Bud Powell” on In Concert: Zurich. I think a compilation of such tracks would make a good record.
I think Bud Powell had a tune called “Thelonious”, and @hotrecords has suggested Miles’ tribute to Duke, “He Loved Him Madly” via twitter. Are there any more?