August 19, 2011

This Week in Jazz History: August 19 to August 25

August 19
  • Pianist Jimmy Rowles born 1918 in Spokane, WA.
  • Arranger Lyle “Spud” Murphy born Salt Lake City, 1908.
  • Trombonist/composer/arranger Eddie Durham born 1906 in San Marcos, TX.
August 20
  • Drummer Milford Graves born 1941 in New York, NY.
  • Guitarist Jimmy Raney born 1927 in Louisville, KY.
  • Trombonist Frank Rosolino born 1926 in Detroit, MI.
August 21
  • Pianist/bandleader Count Basie born 1904 in Red Bank, NJ.
  • Flugelhornist Art Farmer born 1928 in Council Bluffs, IA.
  • Drummer Leon Parker born 1965 in White Plains, NY.
August 22
  • Thelonious Monk’s “Round Midnight” is recorded for the first time by trumpeter Cootie Williams’ big band, 1944.
  • Bassist Malachi Favors born 1937 in Chicago, IL.
  • Count Basie records “Jumpin’ At the Woodside,” 1938.
August 23
  • Pianist Martial Solal born 1927 in Algiers, North Africa.
  • Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane records Traneing In with Red Garland’s trio, 1957.
  • Pianist McCoy Tyner records Expansions with trumpeter Woody Shaw and saxophonists Gary Bartz and Wayne Shorter, 1968.
August 24
  • Vibraphonist Milt Jackson records “Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea” with pianist John Lewis, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Kenny Clarke, 1951.
  • Alto saxophonist Buster Smith born 1904 in Ennis, TX.
  • Drummer Buddy Rich records This One’s for Basie, 1956.
August 25
  • Tenor saxophonist Buddy Tate records Meets Dollar Brand, 1977.
  • Saxophonist/composer Wayne Shorter born 1933 in Newark, NJ.
  • Organist Jimmy Smith records The Sermon, 1957, with trumpeter Lee Morgan and guitarist Kenny Burrell.

Source: Smithsonian Jazz

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