June 10, 2010

This Week in Jazz History: June 10 to June 16

June 10
  • Bassist Charnett Moffett born 1967 in New York, NY.
  • Pianist Erroll Garner records “Frankie and Johnny” 1947, with bassist Red Callender and drummer Hal ‘Doc’ West.
  • Trombonist Dicky Wells born 1907 in Centerville, TN.
June 11
  • Pianist Fats Waller records “I Ain’t Got Nobody” piano solo 1937.
  • Pianists George Shearing, John Lewis and Dave McKenna record A Tribute to Bill Evans, 1981.
  • Drummer Shelly Manne born 1920 in New York, NY.
June 12
  • Pianist/composer Chick Corea born 1941 in Chelsea, MA.
  • Pianist Geri Allen born 1957 in Pontiac, MI.
  • Tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon records “Bikini” 1947.
June 13
  • Trumpeter Doc Cheatham born 1905 in Nashville, TN.
  • Louis Armstrong and The Mills Brothers record “The Song Is Ended” 1938.
  • Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie records “A Night in Tunisia” with Boyd Raeburn’s band, 1944.
June 14
  • Bassist John Simmons born 1918 in Haskell, OK.
  • Bandleader/drummer Chick Webb makes his first recording, “Dog Bottom,” as a bandleader 1929
  • Vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson records Components with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, 1965.
June 15
  • Pianist Jaki Byard born 1922 in Worcester, MA.
  • Pianist Erroll Garner born 1921 in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Jimmie Lunceford’s band records Sy Oliver’s “For Dancers Only,” 1937.
June 16
  • Saxophonist Lucky Thompson born 1924 in Columbia, SC.
  • Pianist Albert Dailey born 1939 in Baltimore, MD.
  • Trumpeter Tom Harrell born 1946 in Urbana, IL.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz

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