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1916C. Luckyeth "Luckey" Roberts records an unissued session for Columbia.
1917The Original Dixieland Jazz Band makes the first jazz recordings.
1920Vocalist Mamie Smith records "Crazy Blues," the first hit record to establish the blues.
1921Pianist/composer James P. Johnson records "Carolina Shout."
1923Creole pianist/composer Jelly Roll Morton records with The New Orleans Rhythm Kings - one of the very first integrated recording sessions.
1923Joe 'King' Oliver and Louis Armstrong record "Weather Bird Rag" and "Dippermouth Blues".
1923Cornetist King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band records "Dippermouth Blues."
1923Bessie Smith makes her first recording, "Downhearted Blues."
1924Cornetist/composer Bix Beiderbecke records "Riverboat Shuffle" with The Wolverines.
1924Louis Armstrong records his first session with Fletcher Henderson's band.
1925Vocalist Ethel Waters records "Dinah."
1925Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five record their first piece, "My Heart."
1926Vocalist Bessie Smith records "Lost Your Head Blues."
1926Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers record "Grandpa's Spells."
1926Louis Armstrong records "Big Butter and Egg Man."
1926Vocalist Ethel Waters records "Sugar."
1926Louis Armstrong records the first jazz scat vocal "Heebie Jeebies."
1926Pianist/composer Jelly Roll Morton records "Black Bottom Stomp."
1926Jelly Roll Morton records "Dead Man Blues."
1927Louis Armstrong records "Struttin' with some Barbecue."
1927Ellington records "Black and Tan Fantasy" at first Victor session.
1927Cornetist Bix Beiderbecke and His Gang record "Jazz Me Blues."
1927Louis Armstrong records "S.O.L. Blues."
1927Louis Armstrong records "Hotter Than That."
1927Frank Trumbauer and Bix Beiderbecke record "Singin' the Blues."
1927Sam Morgan's Jazz Band records "Bogalousa Strut" in New Orleans, LA.
1927Paul Whiteman's Orchestra records Hoagy Carmichael's "Washboard Blues."
1927Louis Armstrong records "Potato Head Blues."
1928Guitarist Eddie Lang records "Add A Little Wiggle."
1928Pianist Earl Hines records "Fifty-Seven Varieties."
1928Benny Moten's band records "South."
1928Louis Armstrong records "West End Blues."
1928McKinney's Cotton Pickers record their first session, including "Crying and Sighing."
1928Duke Ellington records "Black Beauty".
1928Clarinetist Jimmie Noone records "Four or Five Times" with pianist Earl Hines.
1928Louis Armstrong and pianist Earl Hines record their duet "Weatherbird."
1929Jabbo Smith records "Jazz Battle" at his first session as a leader.
1929Bassist Walter Page's Blue Devils make their only recordings, "Blue Devil Blues" and "Squabblin'."
1929Louis Armstrong records "After You've Gone."
1929Pianist Fats Waller records his piano solo "Handful of Keys."
1929Louis Armstrong records "Knockin' A Jug" with trombonist Jack Teagarden.
1929Troy Floyd and His Shadowland Orchestra record "Dreamland Blues."
1929Bandleader/drummer Chick Webb makes his first recording, "Dog Bottom," as a bandleader.
1930Louis Armstrong records "Sweethearts on Parade."
1930The Casa Loma Orchestra records "Casa Loma Stomp."
1930Cornetist Bix Beiderbecke's last session as leader.
1930Fletcher Henderson records Benny Carter's arrangement of "Somebody Loves Me."
1930Jelly Roll Morton features bass clarinet on "If Someone Would Only Love Me."
1930Trumpeter Henry 'Red' Allen records "You Might Get Better, but You'll Never Get Well."
1930Duke Ellington records "Old Man Blues."
1930Louis Armstrong records "I'm Confessin'."
1930Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and Ted Weems record on the same day.
1931Louis Armstrong records "Blue Again."
1931Louis Armstrong records Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust."
1931Louis Armstrong records "Just A Gigolo."
1932Bennie Moten's band makes its last recordings, including "Moten Swing," featuring pianist Count Basie, tenor saxophonist Ben Webster, trumpeter Hot Lips Page and arranger/guitarist Eddie Durham.
1932Bing Crosby records "St. Louis Blues" with Duke Ellington's Orchestra.
1932Louis Armstrong records "That's My Home" with drummer Chick Webb's band.
1933Coleman Hawkins and Red Allen record "The Day You Came Along."
1933Fletcher Henderson's band records Coleman Hawkins' "Queer Notions."
1933English bassist/composer Spike Hughes records with Benny Carter's band.
1933Vocalist Ethel Waters records "Stormy Weather."
1933Clarinetist Benny Goodman records "Texas Tea Party," featuring trombonist/vocalist Jack Teagarden.
1933Xylophonist/composer Red Norvo records "Dance of the Octopus" with Benny Goodman on bass clarinet.
1933Vocalist Bessie Smith makes her last recordings, including "Gimme a Pigfoot."
1933Duke Ellington records "Daybreak Express."
1933Saxophonist/arranger/composer Benny Carter records "Lonesome Nights" and "Symphony in Riffs."
1934Xylophonist Red Norvo records "Old Fashioned Love" with clarinetist Artie Shaw, trombonist Jack Jenney and pianist Teddy Wilson.
1934Jimmie Lunceford records "Rhythm is our Business."
1934Drummer/bandleader Chick Webb records "Don't be that Way."
1934Fletcher Henderson records "Wrappin' It Up."
1935Fats Waller records "Lulu's Back In Town."
1935Benny Goodman records "King Porter Stomp" featuring trumpeter Bunny Berigan.
1935Benny Goodman records "Body and Soul."
1935Mills Blue Rhythm Band records "St. Louis Wiggle Rhythm" with trumpeter Henry "Red" Allen.
1936Jimmie Lunceford records "Organ Grinder's Swing."
1936Drummer Gene Krupa records small group session with Benny Goodman, Roy Eldridge and Chu Berry.
1936Pianist/vocalist Fats Waller records "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter."
1936Vocalist Ella Fitzgerald records "Goodnight, My Love" with Benny Goodman's band.
1936Drummer Gene Krupa records small group session with Benny Goodman, Roy Eldridge and Chu Berry.
1936Pianist/vocalist Fats Waller records "Until the Real Thing Comes Along."
1936Vocalist Ella Fitzgerald records "Sing Me A Swing Song" with drummer Chick Webb's band.
1936Saxophonist Benny Carter records "Waltzing the Blues."
1936Bassist Scott LaFaro born in Newark, NJ.
1936Pianist Teddy Wilson records "Pennies from Heaven" with vocalist Billie Holiday and clarinetist Benny Goodman.
1937Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton records "Drum Stomp."
1937Pianist Fats Waller records "I Ain't Got Nobody" piano solo.
1937Count Basie records "One O'Clock Jump."
1937Trumpeter Frankie Newton and bassist John Kirby record "Emperor Jones" with Charlie Barnet.
1937Jimmie Lunceford's band records Sy Oliver's version of "Annie Laurie" featuring trombonist/vocalist Trummy Young.
1937Benny Goodman records "Sing, Sing, Sing" featuring drummer Gene Krupa.
1937Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton records the first of all his All-Star sessions.
1937Billie Holiday records "He's Funny That Way."
1937Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie makes his first recordings "King Porter Stomp" with Teddy Hill's band.
1937Boogie-woogie pianist Meade "Lux" Lewis records "Honky Tonk Train Blues."
1937The Benny Goodman Quartet records "Smiles."
1937Duke Ellington records "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue."
1937Vibraphonist Red Norvo's band records Eddie Sauter's arrangement of "Remember."
1937Jimmie Lunceford's band records Sy Oliver's "For Dancers Only."
1937Vocalist Billie Holiday records "I'll Never Be The Same" with a band led by pianist Teddy Wilson, including tenor saxophonist Lester Young.
1938Count Basie records "Time Out" and "Topsy."
1938The Kansas City 6, with clarinetist/tenor saxophonist Lester Young and electric guitarist Eddie Durham record "Countless Blues."
1938Pianist/bandleader Count Basie records "Doggin' Around."
1938Bunny Berigan records Bix Beiderbecke's "In a Mist."
1938Benny Carter arranges and plays on an all-star session for Lionel Hampton, including trumpeter Harry James and drummer Jo Jones.
1938Count Basie records "Jumpin' at the Woodside."
1938Count Basie records "How Long Blues" with his All American Rhythm Section, (guitarist Freddie Green, bassist Walter Page and drummer Jo Jones.)
1938Count Basie records "Blues In The Dark," featuring vocalist Jimmy Rushing.
1938Louis Armstrong and The Mills Brothers record "The Song is Ended."
1939Count Basie's Kansas City Seven records "Lester Leaps In," featuring tenor saxophonist Lester Young.
1939Vocalist Billie Holiday records "Them There Eyes."
1939Count Basie records "Jive at Five" (featuring Lester Young.)
1939Trumpeter Erskine Hawkins' Big Band records "Tuxedo Junction."
1939Count Basie records "Pound Cake" with classic solos by tenor saxophonist Lester Young and trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison.
1939Trombonist Jack Jenney records his classic version of "Stardust" with his own big band.
1939Soprano saxophonist Sidney Bechet records "Summertime."
1939Trumpeter Bobby Hackett records his big band version of "Embraceable You."
1939Vibraphonist Lionel Hamption records "Sweethearts on Parade" featuring tenor saxophonist Chu Berry.
1939Vocalist Mildred Bailey records "Downhearted Blues" with the John Kirby Sextet.
1939Clarinetist/bandleader Benny Goodman records Fletcher Henderson's arrangement of Fats Waller's "Stealin' Apples."
1939Pianist Albert Ammons records "Shout for Joy."
1939Count Basie's band records "Song of the Islands" featuring trumpeter Buck Clayton and tenor saxophonist Lester Young.
1939Pianist Dave Brubeck records "All the Things We Are" with alto saxophonists Lee Konitz and Anthony Braxton.
1939Jelly Roll Morton records "King Porter Stomp."
1939Glenn Miller records "In the Mood."
1939Lionel Hampton records "When Lights are Low."
1939Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Barnet , and Oscar Aleman record on the same day.
1939Count Basie records "Taxi War Dance," featuring tenor saxophonist Lester Young.
1939Tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins records "Body and Soul," an advanced improvisation that became a hit.
1939Duke Ellington records "Tootin' Through the Roof," featuring cornetist Rex Stewart and trumpeter Cootie Williams.
1939Vocalist Mildred Bailey records "Downhearted Blues" with the John Kirby Sextet.
1939Billie Holiday, Django Reinhardt & Duke Ellington record on the same day.
1939Bud Freeman and his Summa Cum Laude Orchestra record "The Eel."
1939Guitarist Charlie Christian makes his first recording, "Flying Home," with the Benny Goodman Sextet.
1939Glenn Miller records "Moonlight Serenade".
1940Pianist Fats Waller records "Your Feets Too Big."
1940Alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges records Billy Strayhorn's "Daydream."
1940The historic "Live at Fargo" recording is made of the Ellington band, giving us an informal listen to the band at its zenith.
1940Bassist John Kirby's Sextet records "20th Century Closet."
1940Clarinetist Sidney Bechet records "Blues in Thirds" with pianist Earl Hines and drummer Baby Dodds.
1940Count Basie records "What's Your Number?" featuring tenor saxophonist Lester Young.
1940Bob Crosby's Bob Cats record "Spain."
1940Duke Ellington records "Sepia Panorama."
1940Duke Ellington records "Harlem Airshaft."
1940Duke Ellington and bassist Jimmy Blanton record "Pitter Panther Patter."
1940Duke Ellington records "Ko-Ko" and "Jack, The Bear."
1940Soprano saxophonist/clarinetist Sidney Bechet and cornetist Muggsy Spanier record "China Boy."
1940Duke Ellington records "Concerto for Cootie."
1940Harlan Leonard's Big Band records Tadd Dameron's "A-La-Bridges."
1940Pianist Lil Armstrong records "Sixth Street."
1940Duke Ellington records "Cottontail" featuring tenor saxophonist Ben Webster.
1940Gene Krupa records "Blue Rhythm Fantasy."
1940Duke Ellington records "In a Mellotone."
1940Saxophonists Benny Carter and Coleman Hawkins and trumpeter Roy Eldridge record "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me."
1941Guitarist Charlie Christian is recorded in a jam session with Thelonious Monk and Kenny Clarke, and plays an extended solo on "Stompin' at the Savoy."
1941Multi-instrumentalist Sidney Bechet overdubs records a one-man band version of "Sheik of Araby."
1941Billie Holiday records with Eddie Heywood and his Orchestra.
1941Vocalist Billie Holiday records "God Bless The Child" with trumpeter Roy Eldridge.
1941Vocalist Lil Green records "Why Don't You do Right" which Peggy Lee later turns into a major hit with Benny Goodman's band.
1941Pianist Count Basie's band features tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins on "Feedin' The Bean."
1941Drummer Gene Krupa's band and Roy Eldridge record "Rockin' Chair."
1941Tenor saxophonist Chu Berry records "Monday at Minton's" with pianist Clyde Hart and trumpeter Hot Lips Page.
1941Duke Ellington records "Blue Serge."
1941Duke Ellington records "Bakiff," featuring violinist Ray Nance.
1941Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker makes his first commercial recording ("Swingmatism") with Jay McShann's band in Dallas.
1941Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet (with guitarist Charlie Christian) records "Profoundly Blue."
1941Guitarist Charlie Christian records "Solo Flight" with Benny Goodman's band.
1942Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton records "Flying Home" with a classic solo by tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet.
1942Trumpeter/bandleader Cootie Williams is the first to record a Thelonious Monk composition, "Epistrophy."
1942Duke Ellington records "Sherman Shuffle."
1942Pianist/composer Fats Waller records "Jitterbug Waltz."
1943Coleman Hawkins records "The Man I Love."
1943Lester Young records first session as a leader - "Sometimes I'm Happy."
1944Pianist Eddie Heywood records "How High The Moon" with the tenor saxophonist Don Byas.
1944Vocalist Billie Holiday records "Don't Explain."
1944Clarinetist Sidney Bechet records "Blue Horizon."
1944Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie records "A Night in Tunisia" with Boyd Raeburn's band.
1944Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight" is recorded for the first time by trumpeter Cootie Williams' big band.
1944Pianist/composer Mary Lou Williams records "Russian Lullaby" with trumpeter Frankie Newton.
1944Tenor saxophonist Don Byas records "Free and Easy" with trumpeter Charlie Shavers and pianist Clyde Hart.
1944Pianist Joachim Kuehn born in Leipzig, Germany.
1945Don Byas and Slam Stewart record "I Got Rhythm."
1945Clarinetist Artie Shaw's Gramercy Five with trumpeter Roy Eldridge and pianist Dodo Marmorosa record "Scuttlebutt."
1945Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie records "Groovin' High" with tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon.
1945Duke Ellington records "I'm Just a Lucky So-and-so."
1945Vocalist/bandleader Billy Eckstine records "Cottage For Sale."
1945Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and alto saxophonist Charlie Parker record "Shaw 'Nuff."
1945Charlie Parker records "KoKo" at his first session as a leader.
1945Trumpeter Bunk Johnson and saxophonist Sidney Bechet record "Milenberg Joys."
1945Duke Ellington records "Perfume Suite".
1945Count Basie records "Avenue C" with Shadow Wilson on drums.
1946Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie records "Things to Come."
1946Woody Herman's band records Ralph Burns' extended composition "Summer Sequence."
1946Charlie Parker records "The Famous Alto Break" for Dial Records.
1946Guitarist Oscar Aleman records "I'm Beginning To See The Light in Buenos Aires."
1946Woody Herman's Woodchoppers record "Pam" featuring trumpeter Sonny Berman.
1946Lennie Tristano records first trio sides "Out on a Limb" with Clyde Lombardi and Billy Bauer.
1946Vocalist Sarah Vaughan records "If You Could See Me Now" with trumpeter Freddie Webster.
1947Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk makes his first recordings as a leader.
1947Tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins records "Angel Face" with pianist Hank Jones.
1947Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie records "Manteca" with percussionist Chano Pozo.
1947Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker records "Crazeology" with drummer Max Roach and trumpeter Miles Davis.
1947Trumpeter Miles Davis records first session as a leader, with Charlie Parker on tenor saxophone.
1947Duke Ellington records "The Clothed Woman."
1947Four bands record-Stan Kenton "Interlude:" Dizzy Gillespie "Woody 'n' You:" Duke Ellington "On a Turquoise Cloud:" and Fats Navarro/Dexter Gordon "Index."
1947Tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon records "Bikini."
1947Duke Ellington's band records Billy Strayhorn's "Progressive Gavotte."
1947Pianist Erroll Garner records "Frankie and Johnny" with bassist Red Callender and drummer Hal "Doc" West.
1947Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk records "Well, You Needn't" at his first trio session with bassist Gene Ramey and drummer Art Blakey.
1947Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker records "Klactoveedsedstene" with drummer Max Roach.
1947Saxophonist Jan Garbarek born in Mysen, Norway.
1947Louis Armstrong records "Satchmo at Symphony Hall" with drummer Big Sid Catlett and trombonist Jack Teagarden.
1947Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker records "Embraceable You."
1947Just Jazz with Red Norvo records "Body and Soul."
1947Pianist Claude Thornhill's band records Gil Evans' arrangement of "Donna Lee" featuring alto saxophonist Lee Konitz.
1947The BeBop Boys, featuring trumpeter Fats Navarro, record "Nostalgia."
1948Thelonious Monk records "Misterioso" and "Evidence."
1949Art Tatum records "Willow Weep for Me."
1949Alto saxophonist James Moody records "I'm in the Mood for Love," which later becomes a hit as "Moody's Mood" for vocalist Eddie Jefferson.
1949Saxophonists Lester Young and Charlie Parker and trumpeter Roy Eldridge record "Embraceable You" at Carnegie Hall.
1949Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie records Mary Lou Williams' "In the Land of Oo-Bla-Dee."
1949Louis Armstrong and vocalist Billie Holiday record "You Can't Lose a Broken Heart."
1950Vibraphonist Red Norvo Trio with Charles Mingus and Tal Farlow make their first recordings.
1950Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker rehearses with Gene Roland's Big band. It is issued as "The Band That Never Was."
1950Vocalist Sarah Vaughan records "Nice Work If You Can Get It" with trumpeter Miles Davis.
1951Composer Bill Russo records "A Recital in New American Music."
1951Duke Ellington records "The Controversial Suite."
1951Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk records "Criss-Cross."
1951Alto saxophonist Lee Konitz records "Yesterdays" with Miles Davis.
1951Pianist Bud Powell records "Night in Tunisia."
1951Vibraphonist Milt Jackson records "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" with pianist John Lewis, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Kenny Clarke.
1952Duke Ellington records "Ellington Uptown."
1952Guitarist Johnny Smith and tenor saxophonist Stan Getz record "Moonlight In Vermont."
1952Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins records "The Way You Look Tonight" with pianist Thelonious Monk.
1952Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Charlie Parker & Sonny Stitt record on the same day.
1952Tenor saxophonist Lester Young records "The President Plays with Oscar Peterson."
1952Trumpeter Miles Davis records "Dear Old Stockholm."
1952Sauter-Finegan Orchestra records "Doodletown Fifers."
1953Pianist Erroll Garner records "The One and Only."
1953Jazz at Massey Hall concert recorded - last reunion of trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, pianist Bud Powell, bassist Charles Mingus and drummer Max Roach.
1953Dave Brubeck records "Jazz at Oberlin" on Fantasy Records.
1953Baritone saxophonist Lars Gullin records "Holiday for Piano" in Stockholm.
1953Bud Powell records session issued as "Inner Fires".
1953Pianist Art Tatum records "Without a Song."
1954Trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max Roach record "Parisian Thoroughfare."
1954Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk records solo album in Paris.
1954Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk records "The Way You Look Tonight" with Sonny Rollins.
1954Miles Davis' last session for Blue Note Records.
1954Baritone saxophonist Serge Chaloff records "The Fable of Mabel" with pianist Richard Twardzik.
1954J. J. Johnson and Kai Winding record their first album as co-leaders at Birdland.
1954Sarah Vaughan records "Swingin' Easy" for Mercury Records.
1954Drummer Art Blakey's Quintet with trumpeter Clifford Brown records "Live at Birdland."
1954Vocalist Sarah Vaughan records "You're not the Kind" with trumpeter Clifford Brown and pianist Jimmy Jones.
1954Miles Davis records "Solar".
1955Trumpeter Tony Fruscella records his eponymously named album, including the classic "I'll Be Seeing You."
1955Serge Chaloff records "Boston Blow-Up" for Capitol Records.
1955Pianist Erroll Garner records "Concert by the Sea" with bassist Eddie Calhoun and drummer Denzil Best.
1955Art Tatum records "Too Marvelous for Words."
1955Drummer Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers record "At the Cafe Bohemia" with trumpeter Kenny Dorham, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley and pianist Horace Silver.
1955Chet Baker sings "You Don't Know What Love Is" for Pacific Jazz.
1955Count Basie records "Alright, Okay, You Win" with vocalist Joe Williams.
1955Trumpeter Miles Davis records "Blue Moods," with bassist Charles Mingus and drummer Elvin Jones.
1955Roy Eldridge records with Benny Carter and Art Tatum.
1955Pianist/composer Herbie Nichols records "The Third World," his first album of his own music.
1955Ruby Braff and Ellis Larkins record their first duo album.
1955Stan Kenton's band records Bill Holman's arrangement of "What's New."
1955Hank Mobley records his first album as leader for Blue Note Records.
1955Erroll Garner records "Solitaire" for Mercury Records.
1956Serge Chaloff records "Blue Serge" for Capitol Records.
1956Zoot Sims records in Paris.
1956Trumpeter Miles Davis records "'Round Midnight" with tenor saxophonist John Coltrane.
1956Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins records "Pent-Up House" with trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max Roach.
1956Thad Jones records "Detroit - New York Junction" for Blue Note Records.
1956Drummer Buddy Rich records "This One's for Basie."
1956Jimmy Smith records "The Champ" for Blue Note Records.
1956Helen Merrill records with Gil Evans (Hank Jones, Art Farmer, Oscar Pettiford.)
1956Tadd Dameron records "Fontainebleau" for Prestige Records.
1956Duke Ellington records Billy Strayhorn's "U.M.M.G."
1956Duke Ellington records "At Newport" with the extended version of "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue."
1956Clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre records with the Modern Jazz Quartet at the Music Inn.
1956Cecil Taylor makes his first session as a leader. Band includes Steve Lacy, Buell Neidlinger and Dennis Charles.
1956Art Blakey records "The Jazz Messengers" for Columbia Records.
1956Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins records "Blue 7."
1956Percussionist Candido records "Candido" for Verve Records.
1956Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk records "Ba-lue-Bolivar-Ba-lues-are" with bassist Oscar Pettiford, drummer Max Roach and saxophonists Sonny Rollins and Ernie Henry.
19561956 Metronome All Stars, including bassist Charles Mingus, trumpeter Thad Jones, alto saxophonist Lee Konitz and drummer Art Blakey record.
1956Basie tenor saxophonists Frank Foster and Frank Wess record "Two Franks, Please" on Savoy Records.
1956Tenor saxophonists John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins record "Tenor Madness."
1956The Brass Ensemble of the Jazz and Classical Music Society records J. J. Johnson's "Jazz Suite for Brass," featuring trumpeters Miles Davis and Bernie Glow.
1956Saxophonist Hal McKusick's quartet records George Russell's "The Day John Brown Was Hanged."
1957Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie records "Sonny Side up" with tenor saxophonists Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt.
1957Phil Woods & Gene Quill record for Prestige Records.
1957Soprano saxophonist Sidney Bechet records "When a Soprano Meets a Piano" with Martial Solal.
1957Hank Mobley's Quintet records album for Blue Note Records.
1957Charles Mingus records "Tijuana Moods."
1957Lee Morgan records "Volume 3" for Blue Note Records.
1957Organist Jimmy Smith records "The Sermon" with trumpeter Lee Morgan and guitarist Kenny Burrell.
1957Sonny Rollins goes "Way Out West" for Blue Note Records.
1957Charles Mingus, Coleman Hawkins, Chris Connor and the Lighthouse All Stars record on the same day.
1957Pianist Thelonious Monk records "I Should Care."
1957Count Basie records "The Atomic Basie," featuring arrangements by Neal Hefti.
1957Alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley records "Sophisticated Swing" with Junior Mance, Sam Jones and Jimmy Cobb.
1957Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie's big band records Benny Goldon's "Stablemates."
1957Duke Ellington, Max Roach & Sarah Vaughan record on the same day.
1957Al Cohn & Zoot Sims record "Al and Zoot".
1957Barney Kessel, Ray Brown & Shelly record "The Poll Winners" on Contemporary Records.
1957Johnny Griffin records "A Blowin' Session" for Blue Note Records.
1957Thelonious Monk records "Epistrophy" with a band that includes both Coleman Hawkins and John Coltrane.
1957Reedman/composer Yusef Lateef records "Gong."
1957Baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan records with Thelonious Monk.
1957Pianist Bill Evans is featured on the recording of George Russell's "All About Rosie."
1957Vocalist Carmen McRae records "If Love Were All."
1957Duke Ellington records "Indigos," an album of ballads.
1957Dizzy Gillespie Big Band records session for "Birk's Works".
1957Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins records "A Night at the Village Vanguard 1957" with drummer Elvin Jones and bassist Wilbur Ware.
1957Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane records "Traneing In" with Red Garland's trio.
1957Trumpeter Kenny Dorham records "But Beautiful" with pianist Hank Jones, bassist Oscar Pettiford and drummer Max Roach.
1958Hampton Hawes records "For Real!" with Scott LaFaro and Harold Land.
1958George Russell records "Manhattan" with a band including John Coltrane, Art Farmer, Bob Brookmeyer and Bill Evans.
1958Pianist Thelonious Monk records "Live at the Five Spot."
1958Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane records "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?" with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard.
1958Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington record on the same day.
1958Alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley records "Somethin' Else," with trumpeter Miles Davis, pianist Hank Jones, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Art Blakey.
1958Trumpeter Miles Davis records Gil Evans' arrangements of "Porgy and Bess."
1958Vocalist Billie Holiday records "Lady in Satin."
1958Johnny Hodges records "Blues-A-Plenty" for Verve Records.
1958Kenny Burrell meets John Coltrane at Rudy Van Gelder's studio.
1958Ornette Coleman records his first album, "Something Else."
1958Vocalist Mahalia Jackson records "Come Sunday" with Duke Ellington.
1958Duke Ellington records "The Cosmic Scene".
1958Cecil Taylor Quintet with John Coltrane and Kenny Dorham records "Hard-Driving Jazz."
1958Poet Langston Hughes records "Weary Blues" with bassist Charles Mingus.
1958Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane records "The Stardust Session," with flugelhornist Wilbur Harden.
1958Tina Brooks records "Minor Move" for Blue Note Records.
1958Bassist Oscar Pettiford and drummer Max Roach record "There'll Never be Another You" as a duet.
1958Jimmy Smith records "Cool Blues" for Blue Note Records.
1959Buddy Rich and Max Roach record for Mercury Records.
1959Coleman Hawkins records "Hawk Eyes" for Prestige Records.
1959Bassist/composer Charles Mingus records "Mingus Dynasty" including Jimmy Knepper, Booker Ervin and Roland Hanna.
1959Wynton Kelly studio session for "Kelly Blue."
1959Trumpeter Miles Davis records arranger Gil Evans' version of "Concierto de Aranjuez."
1959Duke Ellington records "Anatomy of a Murder."
1959Alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman records "Lonely Woman and Congeniality."
1959Duke Ellington records "The Queen's Suite" (of which only one copy is made and given to the Queen of England.)
1959Gil Evans records "Pacific Standard Time."
1959Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk records "Played Twice."
1959Alto saxophonist Art Pepper records "Plus Eleven," with arrangements by Marty Paich.
1959Arranger Gil Evans records "New Bottle, Old Wine" featuring alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley.
1959Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane records "Giant Steps" with pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Art Taylor.
1959Sonny Clark records "My Conception" for Blue Note Records.
1959Pianist Wynton Kelly records "Kelly Great" with trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones.
1959Miles Davis records "Kind of Blue" on Columbia Records.
1960Tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley records "Soul Station."
1960Composer/arranger Quincy Jones records "The Birth of a Band" in Paris.
1960Ornette Coleman Double Quartet records "Free Jazz."
1960Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy records "The Straight Horn of" with drummer Roy Haynes.
1960Pianist/composer John Lewis records "The Wonderful World of Jazz."
1960Pianist Thelonious Monk records "San Francisco Holiday."
1960Composer/arranger Quincy Jones records "The Birth of a Band" in Paris.
1960Red Garland records solo album; Bud Powell records concert in Germany.
1960Tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, pianist Bud Powell, bassist Oscar Pettiford and drummer Kenny Clarke record "All The Things You Are" in Essen, Germany.
1960Miles Davis record session for "Sketches Of Spain."
1960Buddy Rich records session for EmArcy Records issued as "The Driver".
1960Eric Dolphy records "April Fool" in session for Prestige.
1960Hammond B3 Organist Jimmy Smith records two albums in one day.
1960Art Blakey hits "The Big Beat" for Blue Note Records.
1961Oliver Nelson records "The Blues and the Abstract Truth" with Eric Dolphy, Freddie Hubbard and Bill Evans.
1961Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington record together for Roulette Records.
1961Trumpeter Booker Little records "Out Front" with Max Roach and Eric Dolphy.
1961Bobby Timmons records "Easy Does It" for Riverside Records.
1961Clarinetist Pee Wee Russell and tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins record "Jazz Reunion."
1961Ornette Coleman plays tenor on his final recording session for Atlantic Records.
1961The Miles Davis Quintet records "In Person: Saturday Night At the Blackhawk."
1961Pianist Mal Waldron records "The Quest" with saxophonists Eric Dolphy and Booker Ervin.
1961Tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin records "Change of Pace" with French hornist Julius Watkins.
1961English tenor saxophonist Tubby Hayes records in New York with Clark Terry and Horace Parlan.
1961Saxophonist John Coltrane records "Greensleeves" with a large ensemble including trumpeters Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard and reedman Eric Dolphy.
1961Composer George Russell records "The Stratus Seekers" (including trombonist David Baker.)
1961Freddie Hubbard records "Hub Cap" with saxophonist Jimmy Heath for Blue Note Records.
1961Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane makes his last recording with trumpeter Miles Davis, "Someday My Prince Will Come" on Columbia Records.
1961The Bill Evans Trio with bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian record "The Village Vanguard Sessions."
1961Drummer/composer Max Roach records "Percussion Bittersweet."
1961Lou Donaldson records "Gravy Train."
1961Pianist Bud Powell records "A Portrait of Thelonious" with drummer Kenny Clarke.
1961Trumpeter Booker Little's first session for the album "Out Front" released on Candid Records.
1961Saxophonist/bass clarinetist/flutist Eric Dolphy and trumpeter Booker Little record "Live at the Five Spot."
1961Tina Brooks records "The Waiting Game" on Blue Note Records.
1961Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie's Big Band records "Carnegie Hall Concert."
1961Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers record "The Witch Doctor" for Blue Note Records.
1961The bands of Duke Ellington and Count Basie record "For the First Time."
1961Tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley records "Workout" on Blue Note Records.
1961Grant Green records "Green Street" for Blue Note Records.
1962Jimmy Smith records "Bashin'" for Verve Records.
1962Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd record Brazilian music for the first time.
1962Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins records the title track of his classic album "The Bridge."
1962Dizzy Reece records "Asia Minor" for Prestige Records.
1962Bassist/composer Charles Mingus records "The Complete Town Hall Concert."
1962Jackie McLean records "Let Freedom Ring" on Blue Note Records.
1962Tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine records "Jubilee Shouts."
1962The Modern Jazz Quartet records "Lonely Woman."
1962Ellington and John Coltrane record together.
1962Tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt record "Soul Summit."
1962Duke Ellington, bassist Charles Mingus and drummer Max Roach record "Money Jungle."
1962Tenor saxophonist Stan Getz records "Big Band Bossa Nova" arranged by Gary McFarland.
1962Vocalist Sarah Vaughan records "Nobody Else but Me" with Benny Carter.
1962Trumpeter Miles Davis records "Quiet Nights" with arranger Gil Evans.
1962Guitarist Jim Hall and pianist Bill Evans record duo album "Undercurrent."
1962Bassist Sam Jones records "Right Down Front."
1962Curtis Amy records "Live" at The Lighthouse
1962Pianist Paul Bley records "Floater" with bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Pete LaRoca.
1962Tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon records "GO!" with drummer Billy Higgins.
1963Pianist Bill Evans records "Time Remembered."
1963Stan Getz, Joao & Astrud Gilberto record "The Girl From Ipanema".
1963Tenor saxophonist Ben Webster and pianist Joe Zawinul record together, with trumpeter Thad Jones, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Philly Joe Jones.
1963John Patton records "Along Came John" for Blue Note Records.
1963Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane records "Alabama" in reaction to the church bombings.
1963John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman record for Impulse Records.
1963Charles Mingus records solo piano album.
1963Tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin records "The Freedom Book" with pianist Jaki Byard.
1963Kenny Dorham records "Una Mas" for Blue Note Records.
1963Joe Henderson records "Page One."
1963Herbie Hancock records "My Point Of View" on Blue Note Records.
1964Phineas Newborn records "The Newborn Touch" for Contemporary Records.
1964Orchestra U.S.A. records Benny Golson's "A Portrait of Coleman Hawkins."
1964Pianist Paul Bley records "Turns," featuring tenor saxophonist John Gilmore.
1964Reedman Eric Dolphy records "Out to Lunch."
1964Tenor saxophonist/composer Wayne Shorter records "JuJu" with pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Elvin Jones.
1964John Coltrane records "A Love Supreme" on Impulse! Records.
1964The John Coltrane Quartet records "A Love Supreme."
1964"The Great Concert" of (bassist) Charles Mingus is recorded in Paris, France.
1964Shirley Scott and Stanley Turrentine record "Blue Flames".
1964Mose Allison records "The Word From Mose" for Atlantic Records.
1964Pianist/composer Andrew Hill records "Point of Departure" on Blue Note Records.
1964Multi-reedman Eric Dolphy records "Last Date" in Hilversum, The Netherlands.
1964Saxophonist John Coltrane records "The Drum Thing" with drummer Elvin Jones.
1965Drummer Tony Williams records "Spring" with the tenor saxophonists Sam Rivers and Wayne Shorter.
1965Grant Green records "I Want To Hold Your Hand" for Blue Note Records.
1965Bobby Hutcherson records "Dialogue" for Blue Note Records.
1965Tenor saxophonist Eddie Harris records "Freedom Jazz Dance."
1965Pianist Herbie Hancock records "Maiden Voyage."
1965Saxophonist John Coltrane records "First Meditations for Quartet."
1965Pianist/composer Sun Ra records "The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Volume 1."
1965Pianist/composer Horace Silver records "Cape Verdean Blues" with trumpeter Woody Shaw and tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson.
1965Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins records "East Broadway Rundown" with Elvin Jones, Jimmy Garrison and Freddie Hubbard.
1965Vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson records "Components" with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter.
1965Guitarist Wes Montgomery records "Unit 7" with pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Jimmy Cobb.
1966Tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp records "Four for Trane."
1966Trumpeter Lee Morgan records "The Rajah" with tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley and pianist Cedar Walton.
1966Cornetist Don Cherry records "Where is Brooklyn?" with tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders.
1966Lee Morgan records first of two sessions for album "Delightfulee" on Blue Note Records.
1966George Benson records session for album "It's Uptown" on Columbia Records.
1967The Don Ellis Orchestra plays "Live in 3 2/3 / 4 time".
1967Jackie McLean records "New And Old Gospel" with Ornette Coleman for Blue Note Records.
1967Tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin records "The Man I Love."
1967Trumpeter Miles Davis records "Nefertiti" with his quintet - Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams.
1967Stan Getz records "Sweet Rain" for Verve Records.
1967Saxophonist Lee Konitz records "Duets" with drummer Elvin Jones, violinist Ray Nance, guitarist Jim Hall, and others.
1967Duke Ellington records his tribute to Billy Strayhorn, "And His Mother Called Him Bill."
1967Saxophonist/composer Sam Rivers records "Dimensions and Extensions" with trumpeter Donald Byrd.
1968Hampton Hawes plays the "Blues for Bud."
1968Illinois Jacquet records "Bottoms Up!" for Prestige Records.
1968Herbie Hancock plays a studio session for Blue Note Records.
1968Saxophonist Ornette Coleman records "Love Call," with Dewey Redman, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones.
1968Lou Donaldson records "Midnight Creeper" for Blue Note Records.
1968Pianist/composer Chick Corea records his first trio album "Now He Sings, Now He Sobs" with Miroslav Vitous and Roy Haynes.
1968Pianist McCoy Tyner records "Expansions" with trumpeter Woody Shaw and saxophonists Gary Bartz and Wayne Shorter.
1968Tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin records "Back From the Gig" with trumpeter Woody Shaw.
1969Tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders records "The Creator has a Master Plan."
1969Illinois Jacquet records "Soul Explosion" for Prestige Records.
1969The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra records "Central Park North."
1969Pianist/composer Stanely Cowell records "Blues for the Viet Cong."
1969Pianist Les McCann records "Swiss Movement" at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
1969Trumpeter Miles Davis records "In a Silent Way" with pianists Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Joe Zawinul.
1970Horace Silver records session for album "That Healin' Feelin' " on Blue Note Records.
1970Pat Martino records "Desperado" for Prestige Records.
1970Miles Davis records "A Tribute To Jack Johnson" for Columbia Records.
1971Bassist Charles Mingus records "Let My Children Hear Music."
1971Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk makes his last studio recordings with bassist Al McKibbon and drummer Art Blakey.
1971Pianist Chick Corea records solo Piano Improvisations in Olso.
1972Tenor saxophonists Ben Webster and Dexter Gordon record "Tenor Titans" in Denmark.
1973Sarah Vaughan records "My Funny Valentine."
1973Kenny Barron records "Sunset To Dawn" for Muse Records.
1973Guitarist Ralph Towner records "Diary" for ECM Records.
1973Keith Jarrett records "Fort Yawuh" live at the Village Vanguard.
1973Guitarist George Barnes records "Swing Guitar" with Hank Jones, Milt Hinton and Jo Jones.
1973Vocalist Ella Fitzgerald records "Newport Jazz Festival Live at Carnegie Hall July 5, 1973."
1974Bassist/composer Charles Mingus records "Changes 1" with trumpeter Jack Walrath, tenor saxophonist George Adams, pianist Don Pullen and drummer Dannie Richmond.
1974Trombonist Grachan Moncur III records his "Echoes of Prayer" with the Jazz Composer's Orchestra.
1974Pianist Earl Hines records solo piano "Plays Cole Porter."
1975Pianist Keith Jarrett records his solo "The Sun Bear Concerts" in Kyoto, Japan.
1975Count Basie and Zoot Sims record for Pablo Records.
1975Art Farmer pays tribute to the Duke.
1975Pianist Dick Hyman records "Jelly and James P.," a tribute to Morton and Johnson.
1976Trumpeter Doc Cheatham and pianist Sammy Price record "Duets."
1976Benny Carter records "The King" with vibraphonist Milt Jackson and pianist Tommy Flanagan.
1976Tony Bennett and Bill Evans record "Together Again," their second album.
1976Drummer Roy Haynes records "Vistalite" with tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson.
1977Pianist/composers Mary Lou Williams and Cecil Taylor record "Embraced at Carnegie Hall."
1977Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie record "The Gifted Ones."
1977Saxophonist Archie Shepp records "Goin' Home," a duo of traditional themes with pianist Horace Parlan.
1977Arranger/composer Gil Evans records "Priestess."
1977Trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff records "A Matter of Taste."
1977Bassist/composer Charles Mingus records "Cumbia and Jazz Fusion."
1977Tenor saxophonist Buddy Tate records "Meets Dollar Brand."
1978Tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin records "Five Birds and a Monk" with pianist Stanley Cowell.
1978Pianist Alice Coltrane records "Transfiguration."
1979Pianist Cecil Taylor and drummer Max Roach record a duo concert at Columbia University.
1979Max Roach and Archie Shepp duo concert is recorded in Switzerland.
1980Clark Terry remembers his former boss on Pablo Records.
1980Count Basie records "Kansas City Shout" with singer Joe Turner.
1981Mark Murphy records "Bop For Kerouac" for Muse Records.
1981The World Saxophone Quartet records "Steppin'."
1981Pianists George Shearing, John Lewis and Dave McKenna record "A Tribute to Bill Evans."
1981Pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi records "From Toshiko with Love."
1981Melvin Sparks records "Sparkling" on Muse Records.
1981Bassists Slam Stewart and Major Holley record "Shut Yo' Mouth!"
1983Pianist Oscar Peterson records "If You Could See Me Now" with guitarist Joe Pass.
1984Zoot Sims records Johnny Mandel songbook on Pablo Records.
1984Chico Freeman records "The Pied Piper" for Black Hawk Records.
1985Tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath records "A New Face" with pianist Tommy Flanagan.
1985Pianist Kenny Barron records "Scratch" with bassist Dave Holland and drummer Daniel Humair.
1986Avant-garde composer John Cage and bandleader/keyboardist Sun Ra record together at Coney Island.
1986Woody Shaw records "Solid" for Muse Records.
1986"Benny Carter Meets Oscar Peterson" recorded.
1987Saxophonist/composer/trumpeter Benny Carter records "Central City Sketches" with The American Jazz Orchestra.
1988Wolfgang Dauner, Charlie Mariano & Dino Saluzzi record "One Night In '88".
1989Dizzy Gillespie and Max Roach record in Paris.
1989Lester Bowie records first session for Brass Fantasy album "Serious Fun".
1989Art Farmer records "Ph.D." for Contemporary Records.
1990David Murray, McCoy Tyner, Fred Hopkins & Elvin Jones record as "Special Quartet" for DIW Records.
1990Alto saxophonist Gary Bartz records "West 42nd Street."
1990Renee Rosnes records "For the Moment" with Steve Wilson and Joe Henderson.
1990The Art Ensemble of Chicago records "Thelonious Sphere Monk" with Cecil Taylor.
1990Trumpeter Tom Harrell records "Form" with Joe Lovano, Dave Leibman and John Abercrombie.
1991Joe Henderson records "The Standard Joe" for Red Records.
1993Ray Brown records "Bassface" live at Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, California.
1993Guitarist John McLaughlin records his tribute to Bill Evans, "Time Remembered" on Verve Records.
1993Trumpeter/composer Wynton Marsalis records "In This House, On This Morning" on Wounded Bird Records.
1994Pianist McCoy Tyner's Trio records "Infinity" with tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker.
1994Pianist Jimmy Rowles records his last album, "Lilac Time."
1994J.J. Johnson records "Tangence," an orchestral album with Robert Farnon in London.
1995Pianist/composer Randy Weston records "Earth Birth" with the Orchestre du Festival de Jazz de Montreal.
1995Brad Mehldau records his first Warner Bros album "Introducing."
1995Kenny Barron records "Things Unseen" for Verve Gitanes.
1995Benny Carter records his "Songbooks, Vol. 1 and 2."
1996Lee Konitz records "Strings For Holiday" on Enja Records.
1996Alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman records "Colors," duets with pianist Joachim Kuhn.
1996Pianist Geri Allen records "Eyes In The Back of Your Head" Ornette Coleman.
1996Keith Jarrett Trio concert in Tokyo recorded.
1996John Scofield records first session for album "Quiet".
1997Christian McBride records "Fingerpainting - The Music Of Herbie Hancock".
1997Arthur Blythe records "Lenox Avenue Breakdown."
1998Pianist John Hicks records "Impressions of Mary Lou" (Williams.)
1998World Saxophone Quartet records tribute to Miles Davis.
1998Saxophonist Jimmy Greene records "Live at Birdland."
1998Chris Potter records "Vertigo" for Concord Records.
1999Trombonist Steve Turre records "In the Spur of the Moment" with bassist Buster Williams and drummer Jack DeJohnette.
1999Trombonist Roswell Rudd records "Broad Strokes" with vocalist Sheila Jordan.
2000Trumpeter Wallace Roney records "No Room For Argument".
2000Vocalist Abbey Lincoln records "Over The Years."
2001Uri Caine records "Bedrock" for Winter & Winter.
2001Pianist John Hicks records tribute to Sonny Clark.
2001Brad Mehldau records first session for "Largo".
2002Clark Terry and Max Roach celebrate their "Friendship."
2002The Tinky Winky Quartet records "Kind of Purple" on Teletubby Records.
2002Scott Hamilton records live session in London.
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