September 16, 2010

This Week in Jazz History: September 16 to September 22

September 16
  • Singer John Hendricks born 1921 in Newark, OH.
  • Violinist Joe Venuti born 1903 in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Guitarist Charlie Byrd born 1925 in Chuckatuck, VA.
September 17
  • Clarinetist Perry Robinson born 1938 in New York, NY.
  • Bandleader Bill McKinney born 1895 in Cynthiana, KY.
  • Duke Ellington, bassist Charles Mingus and drummer Max Roach record Money Jungle, 1962.
September 18
  • Guitarist Emily Remler born 1957 in New York, NY.
  • Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker records Parker’s Mood with pianist John Lewis.
  • Saxophonists Lester Young and Charlie Parker and trumpeter Roy Eldridge record “Embraceable You” at Carnegie Hall, 1949.
September 19
  • Woody Herman’s band records Ralph Burns’ extended composition “Summer Sequence,” 1946.
  • Pianist/composer Muhal Richard Abrams born 1930 in Chicago, IL.
  • Pianist Erroll Garner records Concert By The Sea with bassist Eddie Calhoun and drummer Denzil Best, 1955.
September 20
  • Saxophonist Johnny Dankworth born 1927 in London, England.
  • Duke Ellington records “Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue,” 1937.
  • Saxophonist Steve Coleman born 1956 in Chicago, IL.
September 21
  • Jelly Roll Morton records “Dead Man Blues,” 1926.
  • Drummer Sunny Murray born 1937 in Idabel, OK.
  • Bassist Slam Stewart born 1914 in Englewood, NJ.
September 22
  • Guitarist Wes Montgomery records Unit 7 with pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Jimmy Cobb, 1965.
  • Trombonist Roswell Rudd records “Broad Strokes” with vocalist Sheila Jordan, 1999.
  • Vocalist Marlena Shaw born 1942 in New Rochelle, NY.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz

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