September 30, 2010

This Week in Jazz History: September 30 to October 6

September 30
  • Bassist Oscar Pettiford born 1922 in Okmulgee, OK.
  • Louis Armstrong and vocalist Billie Holiday record “You Can’t Lose A Broken Heart,” 1949.
  • Drummer Buddy Rich born 1917 in New York, NY.
October 1
  • Bassist Dave Holland born 1946 in Wolverhampton, W. Midlands, England.
  • Duke Ellington and bassist Jimmy Blanton record “Pitter Panther Patter,” 1940.
  • Pianist/composer Horace Silver records Cape Verdean Blues with trumpeter Woody Shaw and tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, 1965.
October 2
  • Guitarist Howard Roberts born 1929 in Phoenix, AZ
  • Composer/pianist Django Bates born 1960 in Beckenham, England.
  • Guitarist Charlie Christian makes his first recording “Flying Home” with the Benny Goodman Sextet, 1939.
October 3
  • Pianist Dave Brubeck records “All The Things We Are” with alto saxophonists Lee Konitz and Anthony Braxton, 1974.
  • Fletcher Henderson records Benny Carter’s arrangement of “Somebody Loves Me,” 1930.
  • Tenor saxophonist Von Freeman born 1922 in Chicago, IL
October 4
  • English tenor saxophonist Tubby Hayes records in New York with Clark Terry and Horace Parlan, 1961
  • Vocalist Leon Thomas born 1937 in East St. Louis, IL.
  • Electric/acoustic bassist Steve Swallow born 1940 in Fair Lawn, NJ.
October 5
  • Bassist Jimmy Blanton born 1918 in Chattanooga, TN.
  • Cornetist Bix Beiderbecke and his Gang record “Jazz Me Blues,” 1927.
  • Trombonist Steve Turre records In The Spur of the Moment with bassist Buster Williams and drummer Jack DeJohnette, 1999.
October 6
  • Ellington records “Black and Tan Fantasy” at first Victor session, 1927.
  • Pianist Norman Simmons born 1929 in Chicago, IL.
  • Pianist Sammy Price born 1908 in Honey Grove, TX.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz

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