April 8, 2010

This Week in Jazz History: April 8 to April 14

April 8
  • Vocalist Carmen McRae born 1920 in New York, NY.
  • Trumpeter Tom Harrell records Form with Joe Lovano, Dave Leibman and John Abercrombie 1990.
  • Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie’s big band records Benny Goldon’s "Stablemates," 1957.
 April 9
  • Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard records Hub Cap with saxophonist Jimmy Heath, 1961.
  • Tenor saxophonist Julian Dash born 1916 in Charleston, SC.
  • Arranger Gil Evans records New Bottle, Old Wine featuring alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley, 1959.
 April 10
  • Saxophonist/arranger Fud Livingstone born 1906 in Charleston, SC.
  • Pianist Denny Zeitlin born 1938 in Chicago, IL.
  • Pianist Count Basie’s band features tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins on "Feedin’ The Bean," 1941.
 April 11
  • Trombonist Grachan Moncur III records his Echoes of Prayer with the Jazz Composer’s Orchestra, 1974.
  • Guitarist Oscar Aleman records "I’m Beginning to See the Light" in Buenos Aires, 1946.
  • Cornetist Nick La Rocca born 1889 in New Orleans, LA.
 April 12
  • Pianist Herbie Hancock born 1940 in Chicago, IL.
  • Pianist Thelonious Monk records "I Should Care," 1957.
  • Clarinetist Johnny Dodds born 1892 in New Orleans, LA.
April 13
  • Trumpeter Bobby Hackett records his big band version of "Embraceable You," 1939.
  • Saxophonist Bud Freeman born 1906 in Chicago, IL. .
  • Pianist McCoy Tyner’s Trio records Infinity with tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker.
 April 14
  • Trumpeter/composer Shorty Rogers born 1924 in Great Barrington, MA.
  • Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins records "Misterioso" with pianists Thelonious Monk and Horace Silver, 1957.
  • Tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons born 1925 in Chicago, IL.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz

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