August 26, 2010

This Week in Jazz History: August 26 to September 1

August 26
  • Saxophonist Branford Marsalis born 1960 in Breaux Bridge, LA.
  • Vocalist Jimmy Rushing born 1903 in Oklahoma City, OH.
  • Duke Ellington records “Old Man Blues,” 1930.
August 27
  • Tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon records GO! with drummer Billy Higgins, 1962.
  • Tenor saxophonist Stan Getz records Big Band Bossa Nova arranged by Gary McFarland, 1962.
  • Tenor saxophonist/clarinetist Lester Young born 1909 in Woodville, MS.
August 28
  • Clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre records with the Modern Jazz Quartet at the Music Inn, 1956.
  • Tenor saxophonist Chu Berry records Monday at Mintons with pianist Clyde Hart and trumpeter Hot Lips Page, 1941.
  • Pianist Kenny Drew born 1928 in New York, NY.
August 29
  • Vocalist Dinah Washington born 1924 in Tuscaloosa, AL.
  • Trombonist/vocalist Jack Teagarden born 1905 in Vernon, TX.
  • Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker born 1920 in Kansas City, KS.
August 30
  • Max Roach and Archie Shepp duo concert is recorded in Switzerland, 1979
  • Trumpeter Kenny Dorham born 1924 in Fairfield, TX.
  • Tenor saxophonist Eddie Harris records Freedom Jazz Dance, 1965.
August 31
  • Alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman records Colors, duets with pianist Joachim Kuhn, 1996.
  • Jimmie Lunceford records “Organ Grinder’s Swing,” 1936.
  • Composer/arranger Edgar Sampson born 1907 in New York, NY.
September 1
  • Saxophonist Art Pepper born 1925 in Gardena, CA.
  • Bassist/French hornist Willie Ruff born 1931 in Sheffield, AL.
  • Duke Ellington records his tribute to Billy Strayhorn, And His Mother Called Him Bill, 1967.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz

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