- Ruby Braff and Ellis Larkins record their first duo album, 1955.
- Clarinetist Buddy DeFranco born 1923 in Camden, NJ.
- Trumpeter Henry “Red” Allen records “You Might Get Better, But You’ll Never Get Well,” 1930.
- Trumpeter Miles Davis records In A Silent Way, 1969, with pianist Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Joe Zawinul.
- Vocalist Billie Holiday records Lady In Satin, 1958.
- Drummer Frank Butler born 1928 in Kansas City, MO.
- Saxophonist/composer/bandleader David Murray born 1955 in Berkeley, CA.
- Tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt record Soul Summit, 1962.
- Pianist/composer Anthony Davis born 1951 in Paterson, NJ.
- Vocalist Ethel Waters records “Sugar,” 1926.
- Pianist/arranger Phil Moore born 1918 in Portland, OR.
- Composer/pianist Tadd Dameron born 1917 in Cleveland, OH.
- Drummer Art Blakey’s Quintet with trumpeter Clifford Brown records Live at Birdland, 1954.
- Vocalist Nina Simone born 1933 in Tryon, NC.
- Cornetist Rex Stewart born 1907 in Philadelphia, PA.
- Trumpeter Joe Wilder born 1922 in Colwyn, PA.
- Tenor saxophonist Buddy Tate born 1913 in Sherman, TX.
- Clarinetist Pee Wee Russell and tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins record Jazz Reunion, 1961.
- Oliver Nelson records The Blues and the Abstract Truth, 1961, with Eric Dolphy, Freddie Hubbard, and Bill Evans.
- Trumpeter/composer John Carisi born 1922 in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz