so i see, but even if i cast aside my stubbornness and accept jazz-fusion and bebop as equally legitimate subgenres within jazz, my issue is you giving way more emphasis to fusion than to bebop...
if we look at the top 25:
11 of them are fusion guys: metheny, j-mac, holdsworth, coryell, frisell, sco, carlton, dimeola, stern, abercrombie, and ritenour
and only 5 are bebop: pass, burrell, breau, ellis, and farlow
(george benson qualifies for both lists so he doesn't affect the balance)
in the top 50, the breakdown is basically this:
9 swing: django, christian, lang, lonnie johnson, van eps, moore, les paul, atkins, barnes
12 bebop: pass, ellis, farlow, benson, breau, burrell, bruno, raney, garland, diorio, kessel, roberts
3 cool: hall, johnny smith, bickert
4 hard bop: wes, grant green, martino, conti
18 fusion: metheny, j-mac, allan, coryell, frisell, sco, carlton, al, stern, abercrombie, benson, ritenour, connors, golub, towner, freeman, henderson, szabo
other: greene, taylor, byrd, sharrock, bailey
in the second half of the list, the disproportion is even more staggering: i counted 24 fusion players, and only 2 bebop (bean and wakenius). even if we expand bop to include bebop, cool, hard bop, and post-bop, i still count only 16 guys (even including bireli lagrene, counting him as bebop rather than swing, though he qualifies as both).