November 11, 2010

This Week in Jazz History: November 11 to November 17

November 11
  • Duke Ellington’s band records Billy Strayhorn’s “Progressive Gavotte,” 1947.
  • Cornetist Don Cherry records “Where is Brooklyn?” with tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, 1966.
  • Trumpeter Willie Cook born 1923 in Tangipahoa, IN.
November 12
  • Bassist Sam Jones born 1924 in Jacksonville, FL.
  • Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five record their first piece, “My Heart,” 1925.
  • Trumpeter/arranger Buck Clayton born 1911 in Parsons, KS.
November 13
  • Pianist Hampton Hawes born 1928 in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Cecil Taylor Quintet, with John Coltrane and Kenny Dorham, records Hard-Driving Jazz, 1958.
  • Drummer Idris Muhammad born 1939 in New Orleans, LA.
November 14
  • Pianist Don Ewell born 1916 in Baltimore, MD.
  • Guitarist Billy Bauer born 1915 in New York, NY.
  • Benny Carter Meets Oscar Peterson recorded 1986.
November 15
  • Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk makes his last studio recordings with bassist Al McKibbon and drummer Art Blakey, 1971.
  • Drummer Gus Johnson born 1913 in Tyler, TX.
  • Guitarist Kevin Eubanks born 1957 in Philadelphia, PA.
November 16
  • Composer W.C. Handy born 1873 in Muscle Shoals, AL.
  • Guitarist/bandleader Eddie Condon born 1905 in Goodland, IN.
  • Louis Armstrong records “Big Butter and Egg Man,” 1926.
November 17
  • Bassist/bandleader Ben Allison born 1966 in New Haven, CT.
  • Trombonist Roswell Rudd born 1935 in Sharon, CT.
  • Trumpeter Doc Cheatham and pianist Sammy Price record Duets, 1976.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz

1 comment:

  1. If anyone would like to hear what Clifford Brown, Art Farmer, Jimmy Cleveland, Gigi Gryce, and Anthony Ortega were doing in the early morning hours of November 12, 1953, the following link will take you to my never-before-published recordings: