- Duke Ellington’s band records Billy Strayhorn’s “Progressive Gavotte,” 1947.
- Cornetist Don Cherry records “Where is Brooklyn?” with tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, 1966.
- Trumpeter Willie Cook born 1923 in Tangipahoa, IN.
- Bassist Sam Jones born 1924 in Jacksonville, FL.
- Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five record their first piece, “My Heart,” 1925.
- Trumpeter/arranger Buck Clayton born 1911 in Parsons, KS.
- Pianist Hampton Hawes born 1928 in Los Angeles, CA.
- Cecil Taylor Quintet, with John Coltrane and Kenny Dorham, records Hard-Driving Jazz, 1958.
- Drummer Idris Muhammad born 1939 in New Orleans, LA.
- Pianist Don Ewell born 1916 in Baltimore, MD.
- Guitarist Billy Bauer born 1915 in New York, NY.
- Benny Carter Meets Oscar Peterson recorded 1986.
- Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk makes his last studio recordings with bassist Al McKibbon and drummer Art Blakey, 1971.
- Drummer Gus Johnson born 1913 in Tyler, TX.
- Guitarist Kevin Eubanks born 1957 in Philadelphia, PA.
- Composer W.C. Handy born 1873 in Muscle Shoals, AL.
- Guitarist/bandleader Eddie Condon born 1905 in Goodland, IN.
- Louis Armstrong records “Big Butter and Egg Man,” 1926.
- Bassist/bandleader Ben Allison born 1966 in New Haven, CT.
- Trombonist Roswell Rudd born 1935 in Sharon, CT.
- Trumpeter Doc Cheatham and pianist Sammy Price record Duets, 1976.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz