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March 25, 1952: Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Charlie Parker & Sonny Stitt record on the same day.

Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Charlie Parker & Sonny Stitt record on the same day. Added: 2008-03-23
  • Duke Ellington and His Orchestra give a concert at Seattle, Washington, a recording of which was issued as The Seattle Concert by RCA Records.

  • Meanwhile in San Francisco, CA, Johnny Hodges, at that time not part of the Ellington band, records four tracks (Duke's Blues; Tenderly; Tea For Two; Sweet Georgia Brown) with his own group for Verve Records.

  • Also for Verve Records, but in New York, Charlie Parker records four tracks (Night And Day; Almost Like Being In Love; I Can't Get Started; What Is This Thing Called Love) with the Joe Lippman Orchestra.

  • In New York, Sonny Stitt records four tracks (Stitt's It; Cool Mambo; Blue Mambo; Sonny Sounds) for Prestige Records. The date is credited on the album Kaleidoscope, though some discographies name February 25 as the date.

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