January 27, 2011

This Week in Jazz History: January 27 to February 2

January 27
  • Pianist Bill Evans and alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley record Know What I Mean?, 1961.
  • Trumpeter Hot Lips Page born 1908 in Dallas, TX.
  • Vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson born 1941 in Los Angeles, CA.
January 28
  • Drummer Bob Moses born 1948 in New York, NY.
  • JATP records "Lady Be Good," 1946, with classic solos by saxophonists Lester Young and Charlie Parker.
  • English saxophonist Ronnie Scott born 1927 in London, England.
January 29
  • Jabbo Smith records "Jazz Battle" at his first session as a leader, 1929.
  • Drummer Ed Shaugnessy born 1929 in Jersey City, NJ.
  • Guitarist Sacha Distel born 1933 in Paris, France.
January 30
  • Bassist and oud player Ahmed Abdul-Malik born 1927 in New York, NY.
  • Trumpeter Roy Eldridge born 1911 in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • The Original Dixieland Jazz Band makes the first jazz recordings, 1917.
January 31
  • Trumpeter Bobby Hackett born 1915 in Providence, RI.
  • Guitarist George Barnes records Swing Guitar with Hank Jones, Milt Hinton, and Jo Jones, 1973.
  • Composer George Russell records "The Stratus Seekers," including trombonist David Baker, 1961.
February 1
  • Pianist James P. Johnson born 1894 in New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Saxophonist Joshua Redman born 1969 in Berkeley, CA.
  • Saxophonist Sadao Watanabe born 1933 in Utsunomiya, Japan.
February 2
  • Tenor saxophonist Stan Getz born 1927 in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Saxophonist Sonny Stitt born 1924 in Boston, MA.
  • The Modern Jazz Quartet records Lonely Woman, 1962.

Source: Smithsonian Jazz

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