June 17, 2010

This Week in Jazz History: June 17 to June 23

June 17
  • Soprano saxophonist Sidney Bechet records “When a Soprano Meets a Piano” with Martial Solal, 1957.
  • Clarinetist Tony Scott born 1921 in Morristown, NJ.
  • The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra records Central Park North, 1969.
June 18
  • Drummer/bandleader Ray McKinley born 1910 in Fort Worth, TX.
  • 1956 Metronome All Stars, including bassist Charles Mingus, trumpeter Thad Jones, alto saxophonist Lee Konitz and drummer Art Blakey records.
  • Tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath records A New Face with pianist Tommy Flanagan, 1985.
June 19
  • Vocalist Dave Lambert born 1917 in Boston, MA.
  • Pianist John Hicks records Impressions of Mary Lou (Williams), 1998.
  • Vocalist Carmen McCrae records “If Love Were All,” 1957.
June 20
  • Pianist Bill Evans is featured on the recording of George Russell’s “All About Rosie,” 1957.
  • Saxophonist/bass clarinetist Eric Dolphy born 1928 in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Saxophonist Benny Carter records “Waltzing The Blues” 1936
June 21
  • Pianist Eric Reed born 1970 in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Pianist Les McCann records Swiss Movement at the Montreux Jazz Festival, 1969.
  • Troy Floyd And His Plaza Hotel Orchestra record “Dreamland Blues,” 1929.
June 22
  • Drummer Ben Pollack born 1903 in Chicago, IL.
  • Percussionist Ray Mantilla born 1934 in New York, NY.
  • Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins records “Blue 7” 1956
June 23
  • Composer George Russell born 1923 in Cincinnati, OH.
  • Saxophonist/flutist Sahib Shihab born 1925 in Savannah, GA,
  • Just Jazz with Red Norvo records “Body and Soul” 1947.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz

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