March 24, 2011

This Week in Jazz History: March 24 to March 31

March 24
  • Pianist Renee Rosnes born 1962 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • Pianist Steve Kuhn born 1938 in Brooklyn, NY.
  • Pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi records From Toshiko with Love, 1981.
March 25
  • Guitarist John McLaughlin records his tribute to Bill Evans, Time Remembered, 1993.
  • Drummer Paul Motian born 1931 in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Duke Ellington records The 1952 Seattle Concert.
March 26
  • Tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley records Workout with pianist Wynton Kelly, guitarist Grant Green, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones, 1961.
  • Saxophonist/flutist/vocalist James Moody born 1925 in Savannah, GA.
  • Tenor saxophonist David Murray records The Special Quartet with pianist McCoy Tyner and drummer Elvin Jones, 1990.
March 27
  • Saxophonist Ben Webster born 1909 in Kansas City, MO.
  • Clarinetist Pee Wee Russell born 1906 in St. Louis, MO.
  • Vocalist Sarah Vaughan born 1924 in Newark, NJ.
March 28
  • Trumpeter/composer Thad Jones born 1923 in Pontiac, MI.
  • Soprano saxophonist/clarinetist Sidney Bechet and cornetist Muggsy Spanier record “China Boy,” 1940.
  • Pianist Tete Montoliu born 1933 in Barcelona, Spain.
March 29
  • Guitarist Eddie Lang records “Add A Little Wiggle,” 1928.
  • Trumpeter Tony Fruscella records his eponymously named album 1955, including the classic “I’ll Be Seeing You.”
  • Saxophonist Michael Brecker born 1949 in Philadelphia, PA.
March 30
  • Vibraphonist Karl Berger born 1935 in Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Pianist Marilyn Crispell born 1947 in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin records The Man I Love in 1967.
March 31
  • Alto saxophonist Gary Bartz records West 42nd Street, 1990.
  • Guitarist Freddie Green born 1911 in Charleston, SC.
  • Xylophonist/Vibraphonist Red Norvo born 1908 in Beardstown, IL.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz

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