August 12, 2010

This Week in Jazz History: August 12 to August 18

August 12
  • Pianist Wynton Kelly records Kelly Great with trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones.
  • Drummer Tony Williams records Spring with the tenor saxophonists Sam Rivers and Wayne Shorter, 1965.
  • Guitarist Pat Metheny born 1954 in Lee’s Summit, MO.
August 13
  • Pianist George Shearing born 1919 in London, England.
  • Pianist Mulgrew Miller born 1955 in Greenwood, MS.
  • Baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan records with Thelonious Monk, 1957.
August 14
  • Violinist Stuff Smith born 1909 in Portsmouth, OH.
  • Pianist/vibraphonist Eddie Costa born 1930 in Atlas, PA.
  • Trumpeter Miles Davis records first session as a leader, with Charlie Parker on tenor saxophone, 1947.
August 15
  • Bassist Sam Jones records Right Down Front, 1962
  • Composer Bill Russo records A Recital in New American Music, 1951
  • Pianist Oscar Peterson born 1925 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
August 16
  • Three pianists born - Bill Evans, 1929 in Plainfield, NJ., Mal Waldron, 1925 in New York, NY, and Carl Perkins, 1928 in Indianapolis, IN.
  • Vocalist Al Hibbler born 1915 in Tyro, MS.
  • Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton records “Drum Stomp,” 1937.
August 17
  • Pianist/composer Duke Pearson born 1932 in Atlanta, GA.
  • Bassist George Duvivier born 1920 in New York, NY.
  • Pianist Paul Bley records Floater with bassist Steve Swallow ansd drummer Pete LaRoca, 1962.
August 18
  • Trumpeter Miles Davis records Gil Evans’ arrangements of Porgy and Bess, 1958.
  • Drummer Don Lamond born 1920 in Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Fletcher Henderson’s band records Coleman Hawkins’ “Queer Notions,” 1933.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz

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