November 4, 2010

This Week in Jazz History: November 4 to November 10

November 4
  • Pianist Joe Sullivan born 1906 in Chicago, IL.
  • Louis Armstrong records Hoagy Carmichael’s “Stardust,” 1931.
  • Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker records “Klactoveedsedstene,” with drummer Max Roach, 1947.
November 5
  • Vocalist Ella Fitzgerald records “Goodnight, My Love” with Benny Goodman’s band, 1936.
  • Jimmie Lunceford’s band records Sy Oliver’s version of “Annie Laurie” featuring trombonist/vocalist Trummy Young, 1937.
  • Pianist Keith Jarrett records his solo The Sun Bear Concerts in Kyoto, Japan, 1975.
November 6
  • Arranger Andy Gibson born 1913 in Zanesville, OH.
  • Pianist Claude Thornhill’s band records Gil Evans’ arrangement of “Donna Lee” featuring alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, 1947.
  • The World Saxophone Quartet records Steppin’, 1981
November 7
  • Tenor saxophonist David S. Ware born 1949 in Plainfield, NJ.
  • The historic Live at Fargo recording is made of the Ellington band in 1940, giving us an informal listen to the band at its zenith.
  • Pianist Joe Bushkin born 1916 in New York, NY.
November 8
  • Trumpeter Kamau Adilifu (Charles Sullivan) born 1944 in New York, NY.
  • Vocalist Billie Holiday records “Don’t Explain,” 1944.
  • Guitarist Russell Malone born 1963 in Albany, GA.
November 9
  • Two alto saxophonists born: Jesse Davis 1965 in New Orleans, LA, and Pete Brown 1906 in Baltimore, MD.
  • Count Basie records “How Long Blues” with his All American Rhythm Section (guitarist Freddie Green, bassist Walter Page, and drummer Jo Jones), 1938.
  • Pianist Oscar Peterson records “If You Could See Me Now” with guitarist Joe Pass, 1983.
November 10
  • Pianist Paul Bley born 1932 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Bassist Walter Page’s Blue Devils make their only recordings, “Blue Devil Blues” and “Squabblin’,” 1929.
  • Tenor saxophonist Mark Turner born 1965 in Fairborn, OH.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz

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