- Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra records Hoagy Carmichael’s “Washboard Blues,” 1927.
- Trumpeter/multi-instrumentalist Don Cherry born 1936 in Oklahoma City, OK.
- Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane records “Alabama,” 1963, in reaction to the church bombings in that state that killed four girls.
- Drummer/bandleader Chick Webb records “Don’t Be That Way,” 1934.
- Trombonist/bandleader Tommy Dorsey born 1905 in Shenandoah, PA.
- Pianist Teddy Wilson records “Pennies From Heaven” with vocalist Billie Holiday and clarinetist Benny Goodman, 1936.
- Trumpeter Miles Davis records arranger Gil Evans’ version of “Concierto de Aranjuez,” 1959.
- Tenor saxophonist Don Braden born 1963 in Cincinnati, OH.
- Guitarist Skeeter Best born 1914 in Kinston, NC.
- Pianist Geoff Keezer born 1970 in Eau Claire, WI.
- Xylphonist/composer Red Norvo records “Dance of the Octopus,” 1933, with Benny Goodman on bass clarinet.
- Tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins born 1904 in St. Joseph, MO.
- Pianist/arranger Horace Henderson born 1904 in Cuthbert, GA.
- Trombonist /arranger/composer Jimmy Knepper born 1927 in Los Angeles, CA.
- Composer/author/conductor Gunther Schuller born 1925 in Jackson Heights, NY.
- Bassist/composer Ray Drummond born 1946 in Brookline, MS.
- Composer Johnny Mandel born 1925 in New York, NY.
- Drummer Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers record At the Café Bohemia, with trumpeter Kenny Dorham, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, and pianist Horace Silver, 1955.
- Vocalist Bessie Smith makes her last recordings, including “Give Me A Pigfoot,” 1933.
- Organist/arranger Will Bill Davis born 1918 in Glasgow, MO.
- Saxophonist/composer/arranger Al Cohn born 1925 in New York, NY.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz