September 23, 2010

This Week in Jazz History: September 23 to September 29

September 23
  • Saxophonist/composer John Coltrane born 1926 in Hamlet, NC.
  • Saxophonist/composer Frank Foster born 1928 in Cincinnati OH.
  • Pianist/vocalist Ray Charles born 1930 in Albany, GA.
September 24
  • Trumpeter Fats Navarro born 1923 in Key West, FL.
  • Bassist Charles Mingus records Let My Children Hear Music, 1971.
  • Sarah Vaughan records My Funny Valentine 1973.
September 25
  • Saxophonist Sam Rivers born 1923 in El Reno, OK.
  • Woodwind expert Garvin Bushell born 1902 in Springfield, OH.
  • Saxophonist Lee Konitz records Duets with drummer Elvin Jones, violinist Ray Nance, guitarist Jim Hall and others, 1967.
September 26
  • Ellington and John Coltrane record together 1962.
  • Xylophonist Red Norvo records "Old Fashioned Love" with clarinetist Artie Shaw, trombonist Jack Jenney and pianist Teddy Wilson, 1934.
  • Saxophonist Gary Bartz born 1940 in Baltimore, MD.
September 27
  • Pianist Bud Powell born 1924 in New York, NY.
  • Trumpeter Red Rodney born 1927 in Philadelphia, PA.
  • The Kansas City 6, with clarinetist/tenor saxophonist Lester Young and electric guitarist Eddie Durham record “Countless Blues,” 1938.
September 28
  • Tony Bennett and Bill Evans record Together Again, their second album, 1976.
  • Tenor saxophonist John Gilmore born 1931 in Summit, MS.
  • Pianist Kenny Kirkland born 1955 in Newport, NY.
September 29
  • Coleman Hawkins and Red Allen record “The Day You Came Along,” 1933.
  • Violinist Jean-Luc Ponty born 1942 in Avranches, France.
  • Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie plays Carnegie Hall with his big band, with guests Ella Fitzgerald and alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, 1947.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz

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