July 29, 2010

This Week in Jazz History: July 29 to August 4

July 29
  • Pianist/composer John Lewis records The Wonderful World of Jazz, 1960.
  • Guitarist Charlie Christian born 1916 in Dallas, TX.
  • Arranger/saxophonist Don Redman born 1900 in Piedmont, W.VA.
July 30
  • Saxophonist James Spaulding born 1937 in Indianapolis, IN.
  • Drummer Vernel Fournier born 1928 in New Orleans, LA.
  • Charles Mingus records solo piano album, 1963.
July 31
  • Pianist Hank Jones born 1918 in Vicksburg, MS.
  • Guitarist Kenny Burrell born 1931 in Detroit, MI.
  • Clarinetist Artie Shaw’s Gramercy Five with trumpeter Roy Eldridge and pianist Dodo Marmorosa record “Scuttlebutt,” 1945.
August 1
  • Pianist/vocalist Fats Waller records “Until The Real Thing Comes Along,” 1936.
  • Glenn Miller records “In The Mood,” 1939.
  • Drummer/composer Max Roach records “Percussion Bittersweet,” 1961.
August 2
  • Tenor saxophonist Big Nick Nicholas born 1922 in Lansing, MI.
  • Trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max Roach record “Parisian Thoroughfare,” 1954.
  • The Benny Goodman Quartet records “Smiles,” 1937.
August 3
  • Alto saxophonist Greg Osby born 1960 in St. Louis, MO.
  • Trumpeter/arranger Charlie Shavers born 1917 in New York, NY.
  • Tenor saxophonist/composer Wayne Shorter records “JuJu” with pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Reggie Workman, and drummer Elvin Jones, 1964.
August 4
  • Louis Armstrong born 1901 in New Orleans, LA.
  • Guitarist Herb Ellis born 1921 in Farmersville, TX.
  • Count Basie’s band records “Song of the Islands” featuring trumpeter Buck Clayton and tenor saxophonist Lester Young, 1939.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz

1 comment:

  1. I see I share today with some cool folk. listening to the Duke/Johnny H video!