This Day in Jazz History

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1916
C. Luckyeth "Luckey" Roberts records an unissued session for Columbia.

1917
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band makes the first jazz recordings.

1920
Vocalist Mamie Smith records "Crazy Blues," the first hit record to establish the blues.

1921
Pianist/composer James P. Johnson records "Carolina Shout."

1923
Creole pianist/composer Jelly Roll Morton records with The New Orleans Rhythm Kings - one of the very first integrated recording sessions.

1923
Joe 'King' Oliver and Louis Armstrong record "Weather Bird Rag" and "Dippermouth Blues".

1923
Cornetist King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band records "Dippermouth Blues."

1923
Bessie Smith makes her first recording, "Downhearted Blues."

1924
Cornetist/composer Bix Beiderbecke records "Riverboat Shuffle" with The Wolverines.

1924
Louis Armstrong records his first session with Fletcher Henderson's band.

1925
Vocalist Ethel Waters records "Dinah."

1925
Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five record their first piece, "My Heart."

1926
Vocalist Bessie Smith records "Lost Your Head Blues."

1926
Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers record "Grandpa's Spells."

1926
Louis Armstrong records "Big Butter and Egg Man."

1926
Vocalist Ethel Waters records "Sugar."

1926
Louis Armstrong records the first jazz scat vocal "Heebie Jeebies."

1926
Pianist/composer Jelly Roll Morton records "Black Bottom Stomp."

1926
Jelly Roll Morton records "Dead Man Blues."

1927
Louis Armstrong records "Struttin' with some Barbecue."

1927
Ellington records "Black and Tan Fantasy" at first Victor session.

1927
Cornetist Bix Beiderbecke and His Gang record "Jazz Me Blues."

1927
Louis Armstrong records "S.O.L. Blues."

1927
Louis Armstrong records "Hotter Than That."

1927
Frank Trumbauer and Bix Beiderbecke record "Singin' the Blues."

1927
Sam Morgan's Jazz Band records "Bogalousa Strut" in New Orleans, LA.

1927
Paul Whiteman's Orchestra records Hoagy Carmichael's "Washboard Blues."

1927
Louis Armstrong records "Potato Head Blues."

1928
Guitarist Eddie Lang records "Add A Little Wiggle."

1928
Pianist Earl Hines records "Fifty-Seven Varieties."

1928
Benny Moten's band records "South."

1928
Louis Armstrong records "West End Blues."

1928
McKinney's Cotton Pickers record their first session, including "Crying and Sighing."

1928
Duke Ellington records "Black Beauty".

1928
Clarinetist Jimmie Noone records "Four or Five Times" with pianist Earl Hines.

1928
Louis Armstrong and pianist Earl Hines record their duet "Weatherbird."

1929
Jabbo Smith records "Jazz Battle" at his first session as a leader.

1929
Bassist Walter Page's Blue Devils make their only recordings, "Blue Devil Blues" and "Squabblin'."

1929
Louis Armstrong records "After You've Gone."

1929
Pianist Fats Waller records his piano solo "Handful of Keys."

1929
Louis Armstrong records "Knockin' A Jug" with trombonist Jack Teagarden.

1929
Troy Floyd and His Shadowland Orchestra record "Dreamland Blues."

1929
Bandleader/drummer Chick Webb makes his first recording, "Dog Bottom," as a bandleader.

1930
Louis Armstrong records "Sweethearts on Parade."

1930
The Casa Loma Orchestra records "Casa Loma Stomp."

1930
Cornetist Bix Beiderbecke's last session as leader.

1930
Fletcher Henderson records Benny Carter's arrangement of "Somebody Loves Me."

1930
Jelly Roll Morton features bass clarinet on "If Someone Would Only Love Me."

1930
Trumpeter Henry 'Red' Allen records "You Might Get Better, but You'll Never Get Well."

1930
Duke Ellington records "Old Man Blues."

1930
Louis Armstrong records "I'm Confessin'."

1930
Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and Ted Weems record on the same day.

1931
Louis Armstrong records "Blue Again."

1931
Louis Armstrong records Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust."

1931
Louis Armstrong records "Just A Gigolo."

1932
Bennie 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.

1932
Bing Crosby records "St. Louis Blues" with Duke Ellington's Orchestra.

1932
Louis Armstrong records "That's My Home" with drummer Chick Webb's band.

1933
Coleman Hawkins and Red Allen record "The Day You Came Along."

1933
Fletcher Henderson's band records Coleman Hawkins' "Queer Notions."

1933
English bassist/composer Spike Hughes records with Benny Carter's band.

1933
Vocalist Ethel Waters records "Stormy Weather."

1933
Clarinetist Benny Goodman records "Texas Tea Party," featuring trombonist/vocalist Jack Teagarden.

1933
Xylophonist/composer Red Norvo records "Dance of the Octopus" with Benny Goodman on bass clarinet.

1933
Vocalist Bessie Smith makes her last recordings, including "Gimme a Pigfoot."

1933
Duke Ellington records "Daybreak Express."

1933
Saxophonist/arranger/composer Benny Carter records "Lonesome Nights" and "Symphony in Riffs."

1934
Xylophonist Red Norvo records "Old Fashioned Love" with clarinetist Artie Shaw, trombonist Jack Jenney and pianist Teddy Wilson.

1934
Jimmie Lunceford records "Rhythm is our Business."

1934
Drummer/bandleader Chick Webb records "Don't be that Way."

1934
Fletcher Henderson records "Wrappin' It Up."

1935
Fats Waller records "Lulu's Back In Town."

1935
Benny Goodman records "King Porter Stomp" featuring trumpeter Bunny Berigan.

1935
Benny Goodman records "Body and Soul."

1935
Mills Blue Rhythm Band records "St. Louis Wiggle Rhythm" with trumpeter Henry "Red" Allen.

1936
Jimmie Lunceford records "Organ Grinder's Swing."

1936
Drummer Gene Krupa records small group session with Benny Goodman, Roy Eldridge and Chu Berry.

1936
Pianist/vocalist Fats Waller records "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter."

1936
Vocalist Ella Fitzgerald records "Goodnight, My Love" with Benny Goodman's band.

1936
Drummer Gene Krupa records small group session with Benny Goodman, Roy Eldridge and Chu Berry.

1936
Pianist/vocalist Fats Waller records "Until the Real Thing Comes Along."

1936
Vocalist Ella Fitzgerald records "Sing Me A Swing Song" with drummer Chick Webb's band.

1936
Saxophonist Benny Carter records "Waltzing the Blues."

1936
Bassist Scott LaFaro born in Newark, NJ.

1936
Pianist Teddy Wilson records "Pennies from Heaven" with vocalist Billie Holiday and clarinetist Benny Goodman.

1937
Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton records "Drum Stomp."

1937
Pianist Fats Waller records "I Ain't Got Nobody" piano solo.

1937
Count Basie records "One O'Clock Jump."

1937
Trumpeter Frankie Newton and bassist John Kirby record "Emperor Jones" with Charlie Barnet.

1937
Jimmie Lunceford's band records Sy Oliver's version of "Annie Laurie" featuring trombonist/vocalist Trummy Young.

1937
Benny Goodman records "Sing, Sing, Sing" featuring drummer Gene Krupa.

1937
Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton records the first of all his All-Star sessions.

1937
Billie Holiday records "He's Funny That Way."

1937
Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie makes his first recordings "King Porter Stomp" with Teddy Hill's band.

1937
Boogie-woogie pianist Meade "Lux" Lewis records "Honky Tonk Train Blues."

1937
The Benny Goodman Quartet records "Smiles."

1937
Duke Ellington records "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue."

1937
Vibraphonist Red Norvo's band records Eddie Sauter's arrangement of "Remember."

1937
Jimmie Lunceford's band records Sy Oliver's "For Dancers Only."

1937
Vocalist Billie Holiday records "I'll Never Be The Same" with a band led by pianist Teddy Wilson, including tenor saxophonist Lester Young.

1938
Count Basie records "Time Out" and "Topsy."

1938
The Kansas City 6, with clarinetist/tenor saxophonist Lester Young and electric guitarist Eddie Durham record "Countless Blues."

1938
Pianist/bandleader Count Basie records "Doggin' Around."

1938
Bunny Berigan records Bix Beiderbecke's "In a Mist."

1938
Benny Carter arranges and plays on an all-star session for Lionel Hampton, including trumpeter Harry James and drummer Jo Jones.

1938
Count Basie records "Jumpin' at the Woodside."

1938
Count Basie records "How Long Blues" with his All American Rhythm Section, (guitarist Freddie Green, bassist Walter Page and drummer Jo Jones.)

1938
Count Basie records "Blues In The Dark," featuring vocalist Jimmy Rushing.

1938
Louis Armstrong and The Mills Brothers record "The Song is Ended."

1939
Count Basie's Kansas City Seven records "Lester Leaps In," featuring tenor saxophonist Lester Young.

1939
Vocalist Billie Holiday records "Them There Eyes."

1939
Count Basie records "Jive at Five" (featuring Lester Young.)

1939
Trumpeter Erskine Hawkins' Big Band records "Tuxedo Junction."

1939
Count Basie records "Pound Cake" with classic solos by tenor saxophonist Lester Young and trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison.

1939
Trombonist Jack Jenney records his classic version of "Stardust" with his own big band.

1939
Soprano saxophonist Sidney Bechet records "Summertime."

1939
Trumpeter Bobby Hackett records his big band version of "Embraceable You."

1939
Vibraphonist Lionel Hamption records "Sweethearts on Parade" featuring tenor saxophonist Chu Berry.

1939
Vocalist Mildred Bailey records "Downhearted Blues" with the John Kirby Sextet.

1939
Clarinetist/bandleader Benny Goodman records Fletcher Henderson's arrangement of Fats Waller's "Stealin' Apples."

1939
Pianist Albert Ammons records "Shout for Joy."

1939
Count Basie's band records "Song of the Islands" featuring trumpeter Buck Clayton and tenor saxophonist Lester Young.

1939
Pianist Dave Brubeck records "All the Things We Are" with alto saxophonists Lee Konitz and Anthony Braxton.

1939
Jelly Roll Morton records "King Porter Stomp."

1939
Glenn Miller records "In the Mood."

1939
Lionel Hampton records "When Lights are Low."

1939
Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Barnet , and Oscar Aleman record on the same day.

1939
Count Basie records "Taxi War Dance," featuring tenor saxophonist Lester Young.

1939
Tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins records "Body and Soul," an advanced improvisation that became a hit.

1939
Duke Ellington records "Tootin' Through the Roof," featuring cornetist Rex Stewart and trumpeter Cootie Williams.

1939
Vocalist Mildred Bailey records "Downhearted Blues" with the John Kirby Sextet.

1939
Billie Holiday, Django Reinhardt & Duke Ellington record on the same day.

1939
Bud Freeman and his Summa Cum Laude Orchestra record "The Eel."

1939
Guitarist Charlie Christian makes his first recording, "Flying Home," with the Benny Goodman Sextet.

1939
Glenn Miller records "Moonlight Serenade".

1940
Pianist Fats Waller records "Your Feets Too Big."

1940
Alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges records Billy Strayhorn's "Daydream."

1940
The historic "Live at Fargo" recording is made of the Ellington band, giving us an informal listen to the band at its zenith.

1940
Bassist John Kirby's Sextet records "20th Century Closet."

1940
Clarinetist Sidney Bechet records "Blues in Thirds" with pianist Earl Hines and drummer Baby Dodds.

1940
Count Basie records "What's Your Number?" featuring tenor saxophonist Lester Young.

1940
Bob Crosby's Bob Cats record "Spain."

1940
Duke Ellington records "Sepia Panorama."

1940
Duke Ellington records "Harlem Airshaft."

1940
Duke Ellington and bassist Jimmy Blanton record "Pitter Panther Patter."

1940
Duke Ellington records "Ko-Ko" and "Jack, The Bear."

1940
Soprano saxophonist/clarinetist Sidney Bechet and cornetist Muggsy Spanier record "China Boy."

1940
Duke Ellington records "Concerto for Cootie."

1940
Harlan Leonard's Big Band records Tadd Dameron's "A-La-Bridges."

1940
Pianist Lil Armstrong records "Sixth Street."

1940
Duke Ellington records "Cottontail" featuring tenor saxophonist Ben Webster.

1940
Gene Krupa records "Blue Rhythm Fantasy."

1940
Duke Ellington records "In a Mellotone."

1940
Saxophonists Benny Carter and Coleman Hawkins and trumpeter Roy Eldridge record "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me."

1941
Guitarist Charlie Christian is recorded in a jam session with Thelonious Monk and Kenny Clarke, and plays an extended solo on "Stompin' at the Savoy."

1941
Multi-instrumentalist Sidney Bechet overdubs records a one-man band version of "Sheik of Araby."

1941
Billie Holiday records with Eddie Heywood and his Orchestra.

1941
Vocalist Billie Holiday records "God Bless The Child" with trumpeter Roy Eldridge.

1941
Vocalist Lil Green records "Why Don't You do Right" which Peggy Lee later turns into a major hit with Benny Goodman's band.

1941
Pianist Count Basie's band features tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins on "Feedin' The Bean."

1941
Drummer Gene Krupa's band and Roy Eldridge record "Rockin' Chair."

1941
Tenor saxophonist Chu Berry records "Monday at Minton's" with pianist Clyde Hart and trumpeter Hot Lips Page.

1941
Duke Ellington records "Blue Serge."

1941
Duke Ellington records "Bakiff," featuring violinist Ray Nance.

1941
Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker makes his first commercial recording ("Swingmatism") with Jay McShann's band in Dallas.

1941
Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet (with guitarist Charlie Christian) records "Profoundly Blue."

1941
Guitarist Charlie Christian records "Solo Flight" with Benny Goodman's band.

1942
Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton records "Flying Home" with a classic solo by tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet.

1942
Trumpeter/bandleader Cootie Williams is the first to record a Thelonious Monk composition, "Epistrophy."

1942
Duke Ellington records "Sherman Shuffle."

1942
Pianist/composer Fats Waller records "Jitterbug Waltz."

1943
Coleman Hawkins records "The Man I Love."

1943
Lester Young records first session as a leader - "Sometimes I'm Happy."

1944
Pianist Eddie Heywood records "How High The Moon" with the tenor saxophonist Don Byas.

1944
Vocalist Billie Holiday records "Don't Explain."

1944
Clarinetist Sidney Bechet records "Blue Horizon."

1944
Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie records "A Night in Tunisia" with Boyd Raeburn's band.

1944
Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight" is recorded for the first time by trumpeter Cootie Williams' big band.

1944
Pianist/composer Mary Lou Williams records "Russian Lullaby" with trumpeter Frankie Newton.

1944
Tenor saxophonist Don Byas records "Free and Easy" with trumpeter Charlie Shavers and pianist Clyde Hart.

1944
Pianist Joachim Kuehn born in Leipzig, Germany.

1945
Don Byas and Slam Stewart record "I Got Rhythm."

1945
Clarinetist Artie Shaw's Gramercy Five with trumpeter Roy Eldridge and pianist Dodo Marmorosa record "Scuttlebutt."

1945
Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie records "Groovin' High" with tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon.

1945
Duke Ellington records "I'm Just a Lucky So-and-so."

1945
Vocalist/bandleader Billy Eckstine records "Cottage For Sale."

1945
Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and alto saxophonist Charlie Parker record "Shaw 'Nuff."

1945
Charlie Parker records "KoKo" at his first session as a leader.

1945
Trumpeter Bunk Johnson and saxophonist Sidney Bechet record "Milenberg Joys."

1945
Duke Ellington records "Perfume Suite".

1945
Count Basie records "Avenue C" with Shadow Wilson on drums.

1946
Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie records "Things to Come."

1946
Woody Herman's band records Ralph Burns' extended composition "Summer Sequence."

1946
Charlie Parker records "The Famous Alto Break" for Dial Records.

1946
Guitarist Oscar Aleman records "I'm Beginning To See The Light in Buenos Aires."

1946
Woody Herman's Woodchoppers record "Pam" featuring trumpeter Sonny Berman.

1946
Lennie Tristano records first trio sides "Out on a Limb" with Clyde Lombardi and Billy Bauer.

1946
Vocalist Sarah Vaughan records "If You Could See Me Now" with trumpeter Freddie Webster.

1947
Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk makes his first recordings as a leader.

1947
Tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins records "Angel Face" with pianist Hank Jones.

1947
Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie records "Manteca" with percussionist Chano Pozo.

1947
Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker records "Crazeology" with drummer Max Roach and trumpeter Miles Davis.

1947
Trumpeter Miles Davis records first session as a leader, with Charlie Parker on tenor saxophone.

1947
Duke Ellington records "The Clothed Woman."

1947
Four bands record-Stan Kenton "Interlude:" Dizzy Gillespie "Woody 'n' You:" Duke Ellington "On a Turquoise Cloud:" and Fats Navarro/Dexter Gordon "Index."

1947
Tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon records "Bikini."

1947
Duke Ellington's band records Billy Strayhorn's "Progressive Gavotte."

1947
Pianist Erroll Garner records "Frankie and Johnny" with bassist Red Callender and drummer Hal "Doc" West.

1947
Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk records "Well, You Needn't" at his first trio session with bassist Gene Ramey and drummer Art Blakey.

1947
Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker records "Klactoveedsedstene" with drummer Max Roach.

1947
Saxophonist Jan Garbarek born in Mysen, Norway.

1947
Louis Armstrong records "Satchmo at Symphony Hall" with drummer Big Sid Catlett and trombonist Jack Teagarden.

1947
Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker records "Embraceable You."

1947
Just Jazz with Red Norvo records "Body and Soul."

1947
Pianist Claude Thornhill's band records Gil Evans' arrangement of "Donna Lee" featuring alto saxophonist Lee Konitz.

1947
The BeBop Boys, featuring trumpeter Fats Navarro, record "Nostalgia."

1948
Thelonious Monk records "Misterioso" and "Evidence."

1949
Art Tatum records "Willow Weep for Me."

1949
Alto saxophonist James Moody records "I'm in the Mood for Love," which later becomes a hit as "Moody's Mood" for vocalist Eddie Jefferson.

1949
Saxophonists Lester Young and Charlie Parker and trumpeter Roy Eldridge record "Embraceable You" at Carnegie Hall.

1949
Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie records Mary Lou Williams' "In the Land of Oo-Bla-Dee."

1949
Louis Armstrong and vocalist Billie Holiday record "You Can't Lose a Broken Heart."

1950
Vibraphonist Red Norvo Trio with Charles Mingus and Tal Farlow make their first recordings.

1950
Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker rehearses with Gene Roland's Big band. It is issued as "The Band That Never Was."

1950
Vocalist Sarah Vaughan records "Nice Work If You Can Get It" with trumpeter Miles Davis.

1951
Composer Bill Russo records "A Recital in New American Music."

1951
Duke Ellington records "The Controversial Suite."

1951
Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk records "Criss-Cross."

1951
Alto saxophonist Lee Konitz records "Yesterdays" with Miles Davis.

1951
Pianist Bud Powell records "Night in Tunisia."

1951
Vibraphonist Milt Jackson records "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" with pianist John Lewis, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Kenny Clarke.

1952
Duke Ellington records "Ellington Uptown."

1952
Guitarist Johnny Smith and tenor saxophonist Stan Getz record "Moonlight In Vermont."

1952
Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins records "The Way You Look Tonight" with pianist Thelonious Monk.

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

1952
Tenor saxophonist Lester Young records "The President Plays with Oscar Peterson."

1952
Trumpeter Miles Davis records "Dear Old Stockholm."

1952
Sauter-Finegan Orchestra records "Doodletown Fifers."

1953
Pianist Erroll Garner records "The One and Only."

1953
Jazz 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.

1953
Dave Brubeck records "Jazz at Oberlin" on Fantasy Records.

1953
Baritone saxophonist Lars Gullin records "Holiday for Piano" in Stockholm.

1953
Bud Powell records session issued as "Inner Fires".

1953
Pianist Art Tatum records "Without a Song."

1954
Trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max Roach record "Parisian Thoroughfare."

1954
Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk records solo album in Paris.

1954
Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk records "The Way You Look Tonight" with Sonny Rollins.

1954
Miles Davis' last session for Blue Note Records.

1954
Baritone saxophonist Serge Chaloff records "The Fable of Mabel" with pianist Richard Twardzik.

1954
J. J. Johnson and Kai Winding record their first album as co-leaders at Birdland.

1954
Sarah Vaughan records "Swingin' Easy" for Mercury Records.

1954
Drummer Art Blakey's Quintet with trumpeter Clifford Brown records "Live at Birdland."

1954
Vocalist Sarah Vaughan records "You're not the Kind" with trumpeter Clifford Brown and pianist Jimmy Jones.

1954
Miles Davis records "Solar".

1955
Trumpeter Tony Fruscella records his eponymously named album, including the classic "I'll Be Seeing You."

1955
Serge Chaloff records "Boston Blow-Up" for Capitol Records.

1955
Pianist Erroll Garner records "Concert by the Sea" with bassist Eddie Calhoun and drummer Denzil Best.

1955
Art Tatum records "Too Marvelous for Words."

1955
Drummer Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers record "At the Cafe Bohemia" with trumpeter Kenny Dorham, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley and pianist Horace Silver.

1955
Chet Baker sings "You Don't Know What Love Is" for Pacific Jazz.

1955
Count Basie records "Alright, Okay, You Win" with vocalist Joe Williams.

1955
Trumpeter Miles Davis records "Blue Moods," with bassist Charles Mingus and drummer Elvin Jones.

1955
Roy Eldridge records with Benny Carter and Art Tatum.

1955
Pianist/composer Herbie Nichols records "The Third World," his first album of his own music.

1955
Ruby Braff and Ellis Larkins record their first duo album.

1955
Stan Kenton's band records Bill Holman's arrangement of "What's New."

1955
Hank Mobley records his first album as leader for Blue Note Records.

1955
Erroll Garner records "Solitaire" for Mercury Records.

1956
Serge Chaloff records "Blue Serge" for Capitol Records.

1956
Zoot Sims records in Paris.

1956
Trumpeter Miles Davis records "'Round Midnight" with tenor saxophonist John Coltrane.

1956
Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins records "Pent-Up House" with trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max Roach.

1956
Thad Jones records "Detroit - New York Junction" for Blue Note Records.

1956
Drummer Buddy Rich records "This One's for Basie."

1956
Jimmy Smith records "The Champ" for Blue Note Records.

1956
Helen Merrill records with Gil Evans (Hank Jones, Art Farmer, Oscar Pettiford.)

1956
Tadd Dameron records "Fontainebleau" for Prestige Records.

1956
Duke Ellington records Billy Strayhorn's "U.M.M.G."

1956
Duke Ellington records "At Newport" with the extended version of "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue."

1956
Clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre records with the Modern Jazz Quartet at the Music Inn.

1956
Cecil Taylor makes his first session as a leader. Band includes Steve Lacy, Buell Neidlinger and Dennis Charles.

1956
Art Blakey records "The Jazz Messengers" for Columbia Records.

1956
Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins records "Blue 7."

1956
Percussionist Candido records "Candido" for Verve Records.

1956
Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk records "Ba-lue-Bolivar-Ba-lues-are" with bassist Oscar Pettiford, drummer Max Roach and saxophonists Sonny Rollins and Ernie Henry.

1956
1956 Metronome All Stars, including bassist Charles Mingus, trumpeter Thad Jones, alto saxophonist Lee Konitz and drummer Art Blakey record.

1956
Basie tenor saxophonists Frank Foster and Frank Wess record "Two Franks, Please" on Savoy Records.

1956
Tenor saxophonists John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins record "Tenor Madness."

1956
The 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.

1956
Saxophonist Hal McKusick's quartet records George Russell's "The Day John Brown Was Hanged."

1957
Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie records "Sonny Side up" with tenor saxophonists Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt.

1957
Phil Woods & Gene Quill record for Prestige Records.

1957
Soprano saxophonist Sidney Bechet records "When a Soprano Meets a Piano" with Martial Solal.

1957
Hank Mobley's Quintet records album for Blue Note Records.

1957
Charles Mingus records "Tijuana Moods."

1957
Lee Morgan records "Volume 3" for Blue Note Records.

1957
Organist Jimmy Smith records "The Sermon" with trumpeter Lee Morgan and guitarist Kenny Burrell.

1957
Sonny Rollins goes "Way Out West" for Blue Note Records.

1957
Charles Mingus, Coleman Hawkins, Chris Connor and the Lighthouse All Stars record on the same day.

1957
Pianist Thelonious Monk records "I Should Care."

1957
Count Basie records "The Atomic Basie," featuring arrangements by Neal Hefti.

1957
Alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley records "Sophisticated Swing" with Junior Mance, Sam Jones and Jimmy Cobb.

1957
Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie's big band records Benny Goldon's "Stablemates."

1957
Duke Ellington, Max Roach & Sarah Vaughan record on the same day.

1957
Al Cohn & Zoot Sims record "Al and Zoot".

1957
Barney Kessel, Ray Brown & Shelly record "The Poll Winners" on Contemporary Records.

1957
Johnny Griffin records "A Blowin' Session" for Blue Note Records.

1957
Thelonious Monk records "Epistrophy" with a band that includes both Coleman Hawkins and John Coltrane.

1957
Reedman/composer Yusef Lateef records "Gong."

1957
Baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan records with Thelonious Monk.

1957
Pianist Bill Evans is featured on the recording of George Russell's "All About Rosie."

1957
Vocalist Carmen McRae records "If Love Were All."

1957
Duke Ellington records "Indigos," an album of ballads.

1957
Dizzy Gillespie Big Band records session for "Birk's Works".

1957
Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins records "A Night at the Village Vanguard 1957" with drummer Elvin Jones and bassist Wilbur Ware.

1957
Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane records "Traneing In" with Red Garland's trio.

1957
Trumpeter Kenny Dorham records "But Beautiful" with pianist Hank Jones, bassist Oscar Pettiford and drummer Max Roach.

1958
Hampton Hawes records "For Real!" with Scott LaFaro and Harold Land.

1958
George Russell records "Manhattan" with a band including John Coltrane, Art Farmer, Bob Brookmeyer and Bill Evans.

1958
Pianist Thelonious Monk records "Live at the Five Spot."

1958
Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane records "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?" with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard.

1958
Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington record on the same day.

1958
Alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley records "Somethin' Else," with trumpeter Miles Davis, pianist Hank Jones, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Art Blakey.

1958
Trumpeter Miles Davis records Gil Evans' arrangements of "Porgy and Bess."

1958
Vocalist Billie Holiday records "Lady in Satin."

1958
Johnny Hodges records "Blues-A-Plenty" for Verve Records.

1958
Kenny Burrell meets John Coltrane at Rudy Van Gelder's studio.

1958
Ornette Coleman records his first album, "Something Else."

1958
Vocalist Mahalia Jackson records "Come Sunday" with Duke Ellington.

1958
Duke Ellington records "The Cosmic Scene".

1958
Cecil Taylor Quintet with John Coltrane and Kenny Dorham records "Hard-Driving Jazz."

1958
Poet Langston Hughes records "Weary Blues" with bassist Charles Mingus.

1958
Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane records "The Stardust Session," with flugelhornist Wilbur Harden.

1958
Tina Brooks records "Minor Move" for Blue Note Records.

1958
Bassist Oscar Pettiford and drummer Max Roach record "There'll Never be Another You" as a duet.

1958
Jimmy Smith records "Cool Blues" for Blue Note Records.

1959
Buddy Rich and Max Roach record for Mercury Records.

1959
Coleman Hawkins records "Hawk Eyes" for Prestige Records.

1959
Bassist/composer Charles Mingus records "Mingus Dynasty" including Jimmy Knepper, Booker Ervin and Roland Hanna.

1959
Wynton Kelly studio session for "Kelly Blue."

1959
Trumpeter Miles Davis records arranger Gil Evans' version of "Concierto de Aranjuez."

1959
Duke Ellington records "Anatomy of a Murder."

1959
Alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman records "Lonely Woman and Congeniality."

1959
Duke Ellington records "The Queen's Suite" (of which only one copy is made and given to the Queen of England.)

1959
Gil Evans records "Pacific Standard Time."

1959
Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk records "Played Twice."

1959
Alto saxophonist Art Pepper records "Plus Eleven," with arrangements by Marty Paich.

1959
Arranger Gil Evans records "New Bottle, Old Wine" featuring alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley.

1959
Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane records "Giant Steps" with pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Art Taylor.

1959
Sonny Clark records "My Conception" for Blue Note Records.

1959
Pianist Wynton Kelly records "Kelly Great" with trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones.

1959
Miles Davis records "Kind of Blue" on Columbia Records.

1960
Tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley records "Soul Station."

1960
Composer/arranger Quincy Jones records "The Birth of a Band" in Paris.

1960
Ornette Coleman Double Quartet records "Free Jazz."

1960
Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy records "The Straight Horn of" with drummer Roy Haynes.

1960
Pianist/composer John Lewis records "The Wonderful World of Jazz."

1960
Pianist Thelonious Monk records "San Francisco Holiday."

1960
Composer/arranger Quincy Jones records "The Birth of a Band" in Paris.

1960
Red Garland records solo album; Bud Powell records concert in Germany.

1960
Tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, pianist Bud Powell, bassist Oscar Pettiford and drummer Kenny Clarke record "All The Things You Are" in Essen, Germany.

1960
Miles Davis record session for "Sketches Of Spain."

1960
Buddy Rich records session for EmArcy Records issued as "The Driver".

1960
Eric Dolphy records "April Fool" in session for Prestige.

1960
Hammond B3 Organist Jimmy Smith records two albums in one day.

1960
Art Blakey hits "The Big Beat" for Blue Note Records.

1961
Oliver Nelson records "The Blues and the Abstract Truth" with Eric Dolphy, Freddie Hubbard and Bill Evans.

1961
Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington record together for Roulette Records.

1961
Trumpeter Booker Little records "Out Front" with Max Roach and Eric Dolphy.

1961
Bobby Timmons records "Easy Does It" for Riverside Records.

1961
Clarinetist Pee Wee Russell and tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins record "Jazz Reunion."

1961
Ornette Coleman plays tenor on his final recording session for Atlantic Records.

1961
The Miles Davis Quintet records "In Person: Saturday Night At the Blackhawk."

1961
Pianist Mal Waldron records "The Quest" with saxophonists Eric Dolphy and Booker Ervin.

1961
Tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin records "Change of Pace" with French hornist Julius Watkins.

1961
English tenor saxophonist Tubby Hayes records in New York with Clark Terry and Horace Parlan.

1961
Saxophonist John Coltrane records "Greensleeves" with a large ensemble including trumpeters Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard and reedman Eric Dolphy.

1961
Composer George Russell records "The Stratus Seekers" (including trombonist David Baker.)

1961
Freddie Hubbard records "Hub Cap" with saxophonist Jimmy Heath for Blue Note Records.

1961
Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane makes his last recording with trumpeter Miles Davis, "Someday My Prince Will Come" on Columbia Records.

1961
The Bill Evans Trio with bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian record "The Village Vanguard Sessions."

1961
Drummer/composer Max Roach records "Percussion Bittersweet."

1961
Lou Donaldson records "Gravy Train."

1961
Pianist Bud Powell records "A Portrait of Thelonious" with drummer Kenny Clarke.

1961
Trumpeter Booker Little's first session for the album "Out Front" released on Candid Records.

1961
Saxophonist/bass clarinetist/flutist Eric Dolphy and trumpeter Booker Little record "Live at the Five Spot."

1961
Tina Brooks records "The Waiting Game" on Blue Note Records.

1961
Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie's Big Band records "Carnegie Hall Concert."

1961
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers record "The Witch Doctor" for Blue Note Records.

1961
The bands of Duke Ellington and Count Basie record "For the First Time."

1961
Tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley records "Workout" on Blue Note Records.

1961
Grant Green records "Green Street" for Blue Note Records.

1962
Jimmy Smith records "Bashin'" for Verve Records.

1962
Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd record Brazilian music for the first time.

1962
Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins records the title track of his classic album "The Bridge."

1962
Dizzy Reece records "Asia Minor" for Prestige Records.

1962
Bassist/composer Charles Mingus records "The Complete Town Hall Concert."

1962
Jackie McLean records "Let Freedom Ring" on Blue Note Records.

1962
Tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine records "Jubilee Shouts."

1962
The Modern Jazz Quartet records "Lonely Woman."

1962
Ellington and John Coltrane record together.

1962
Tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt record "Soul Summit."

1962
Duke Ellington, bassist Charles Mingus and drummer Max Roach record "Money Jungle."

1962
Tenor saxophonist Stan Getz records "Big Band Bossa Nova" arranged by Gary McFarland.

1962
Vocalist Sarah Vaughan records "Nobody Else but Me" with Benny Carter.

1962
Trumpeter Miles Davis records "Quiet Nights" with arranger Gil Evans.

1962
Guitarist Jim Hall and pianist Bill Evans record duo album "Undercurrent."

1962
Bassist Sam Jones records "Right Down Front."

1962
Curtis Amy records "Live" at The Lighthouse

1962
Pianist Paul Bley records "Floater" with bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Pete LaRoca.

1962
Tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon records "GO!" with drummer Billy Higgins.

1963
Pianist Bill Evans records "Time Remembered."

1963
Stan Getz, Joao & Astrud Gilberto record "The Girl From Ipanema".

1963
Tenor saxophonist Ben Webster and pianist Joe Zawinul record together, with trumpeter Thad Jones, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Philly Joe Jones.

1963
John Patton records "Along Came John" for Blue Note Records.

1963
Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane records "Alabama" in reaction to the church bombings.

1963
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman record for Impulse Records.

1963
Charles Mingus records solo piano album.

1963
Tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin records "The Freedom Book" with pianist Jaki Byard.

1963
Kenny Dorham records "Una Mas" for Blue Note Records.

1963
Joe Henderson records "Page One."

1963
Herbie Hancock records "My Point Of View" on Blue Note Records.

1964
Phineas Newborn records "The Newborn Touch" for Contemporary Records.

1964
Orchestra U.S.A. records Benny Golson's "A Portrait of Coleman Hawkins."

1964
Pianist Paul Bley records "Turns," featuring tenor saxophonist John Gilmore.

1964
Reedman Eric Dolphy records "Out to Lunch."

1964
Tenor saxophonist/composer Wayne Shorter records "JuJu" with pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Elvin Jones.

1964
John Coltrane records "A Love Supreme" on Impulse! Records.

1964
The John Coltrane Quartet records "A Love Supreme."

1964
"The Great Concert" of (bassist) Charles Mingus is recorded in Paris, France.

1964
Shirley Scott and Stanley Turrentine record "Blue Flames".

1964
Mose Allison records "The Word From Mose" for Atlantic Records.

1964
Pianist/composer Andrew Hill records "Point of Departure" on Blue Note Records.

1964
Multi-reedman Eric Dolphy records "Last Date" in Hilversum, The Netherlands.

1964
Saxophonist John Coltrane records "The Drum Thing" with drummer Elvin Jones.

1965
Drummer Tony Williams records "Spring" with the tenor saxophonists Sam Rivers and Wayne Shorter.

1965
Grant Green records "I Want To Hold Your Hand" for Blue Note Records.

1965
Bobby Hutcherson records "Dialogue" for Blue Note Records.

1965
Tenor saxophonist Eddie Harris records "Freedom Jazz Dance."

1965
Pianist Herbie Hancock records "Maiden Voyage."

1965
Saxophonist John Coltrane records "First Meditations for Quartet."

1965
Pianist/composer Sun Ra records "The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Volume 1."

1965
Pianist/composer Horace Silver records "Cape Verdean Blues" with trumpeter Woody Shaw and tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson.

1965
Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins records "East Broadway Rundown" with Elvin Jones, Jimmy Garrison and Freddie Hubbard.

1965
Vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson records "Components" with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter.

1965
Guitarist Wes Montgomery records "Unit 7" with pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Jimmy Cobb.

1966
Tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp records "Four for Trane."

1966
Trumpeter Lee Morgan records "The Rajah" with tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley and pianist Cedar Walton.

1966
Cornetist Don Cherry records "Where is Brooklyn?" with tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders.

1966
Lee Morgan records first of two sessions for album "Delightfulee" on Blue Note Records.

1966
George Benson records session for album "It's Uptown" on Columbia Records.

1967
The Don Ellis Orchestra plays "Live in 3 2/3 / 4 time".

1967
Jackie McLean records "New And Old Gospel" with Ornette Coleman for Blue Note Records.

1967
Tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin records "The Man I Love."

1967
Trumpeter Miles Davis records "Nefertiti" with his quintet - Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams.

1967
Stan Getz records "Sweet Rain" for Verve Records.

1967
Saxophonist Lee Konitz records "Duets" with drummer Elvin Jones, violinist Ray Nance, guitarist Jim Hall, and others.

1967
Duke Ellington records his tribute to Billy Strayhorn, "And His Mother Called Him Bill."

1967
Saxophonist/composer Sam Rivers records "Dimensions and Extensions" with trumpeter Donald Byrd.

1968
Hampton Hawes plays the "Blues for Bud."

1968
Illinois Jacquet records "Bottoms Up!" for Prestige Records.

1968
Herbie Hancock plays a studio session for Blue Note Records.

1968
Saxophonist Ornette Coleman records "Love Call," with Dewey Redman, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones.

1968
Lou Donaldson records "Midnight Creeper" for Blue Note Records.

1968
Pianist/composer Chick Corea records his first trio album "Now He Sings, Now He Sobs" with Miroslav Vitous and Roy Haynes.

1968
Pianist McCoy Tyner records "Expansions" with trumpeter Woody Shaw and saxophonists Gary Bartz and Wayne Shorter.

1968
Tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin records "Back From the Gig" with trumpeter Woody Shaw.

1969
Tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders records "The Creator has a Master Plan."

1969
Illinois Jacquet records "Soul Explosion" for Prestige Records.

1969
The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra records "Central Park North."

1969
Pianist/composer Stanely Cowell records "Blues for the Viet Cong."

1969
Pianist Les McCann records "Swiss Movement" at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

1969
Trumpeter Miles Davis records "In a Silent Way" with pianists Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Joe Zawinul.

1970
Horace Silver records session for album "That Healin' Feelin' " on Blue Note Records.

1970
Pat Martino records "Desperado" for Prestige Records.

1970
Miles Davis records "A Tribute To Jack Johnson" for Columbia Records.

1971
Bassist Charles Mingus records "Let My Children Hear Music."

1971
Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk makes his last studio recordings with bassist Al McKibbon and drummer Art Blakey.

1971
Pianist Chick Corea records solo Piano Improvisations in Olso.

1972
Tenor saxophonists Ben Webster and Dexter Gordon record "Tenor Titans" in Denmark.

1973
Sarah Vaughan records "My Funny Valentine."

1973
Kenny Barron records "Sunset To Dawn" for Muse Records.

1973
Guitarist Ralph Towner records "Diary" for ECM Records.

1973
Keith Jarrett records "Fort Yawuh" live at the Village Vanguard.

1973
Guitarist George Barnes records "Swing Guitar" with Hank Jones, Milt Hinton and Jo Jones.

1973
Vocalist Ella Fitzgerald records "Newport Jazz Festival Live at Carnegie Hall July 5, 1973."

1974
Bassist/composer Charles Mingus records "Changes 1" with trumpeter Jack Walrath, tenor saxophonist George Adams, pianist Don Pullen and drummer Dannie Richmond.

1974
Trombonist Grachan Moncur III records his "Echoes of Prayer" with the Jazz Composer's Orchestra.

1974
Pianist Earl Hines records solo piano "Plays Cole Porter."

1975
Pianist Keith Jarrett records his solo "The Sun Bear Concerts" in Kyoto, Japan.

1975
Count Basie and Zoot Sims record for Pablo Records.

1975
Art Farmer pays tribute to the Duke.

1975
Pianist Dick Hyman records "Jelly and James P.," a tribute to Morton and Johnson.

1976
Trumpeter Doc Cheatham and pianist Sammy Price record "Duets."

1976
Benny Carter records "The King" with vibraphonist Milt Jackson and pianist Tommy Flanagan.

1976
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans record "Together Again," their second album.

1976
Drummer Roy Haynes records "Vistalite" with tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson.

1977
Pianist/composers Mary Lou Williams and Cecil Taylor record "Embraced at Carnegie Hall."

1977
Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie record "The Gifted Ones."

1977
Saxophonist Archie Shepp records "Goin' Home," a duo of traditional themes with pianist Horace Parlan.

1977
Arranger/composer Gil Evans records "Priestess."

1977
Trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff records "A Matter of Taste."

1977
Bassist/composer Charles Mingus records "Cumbia and Jazz Fusion."

1977
Tenor saxophonist Buddy Tate records "Meets Dollar Brand."

1978
Tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin records "Five Birds and a Monk" with pianist Stanley Cowell.

1978
Pianist Alice Coltrane records "Transfiguration."

1979
Pianist Cecil Taylor and drummer Max Roach record a duo concert at Columbia University.

1979
Max Roach and Archie Shepp duo concert is recorded in Switzerland.

1980
Clark Terry remembers his former boss on Pablo Records.

1980
Count Basie records "Kansas City Shout" with singer Joe Turner.

1981
Mark Murphy records "Bop For Kerouac" for Muse Records.

1981
The World Saxophone Quartet records "Steppin'."

1981
Pianists George Shearing, John Lewis and Dave McKenna record "A Tribute to Bill Evans."

1981
Pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi records "From Toshiko with Love."

1981
Melvin Sparks records "Sparkling" on Muse Records.

1981
Bassists Slam Stewart and Major Holley record "Shut Yo' Mouth!"

1983
Pianist Oscar Peterson records "If You Could See Me Now" with guitarist Joe Pass.

1984
Zoot Sims records Johnny Mandel songbook on Pablo Records.

1984
Chico Freeman records "The Pied Piper" for Black Hawk Records.

1985
Tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath records "A New Face" with pianist Tommy Flanagan.

1985
Pianist Kenny Barron records "Scratch" with bassist Dave Holland and drummer Daniel Humair.

1986
Avant-garde composer John Cage and bandleader/keyboardist Sun Ra record together at Coney Island.

1986
Woody Shaw records "Solid" for Muse Records.

1986
"Benny Carter Meets Oscar Peterson" recorded.

1987
Saxophonist/composer/trumpeter Benny Carter records "Central City Sketches" with The American Jazz Orchestra.

1988
Wolfgang Dauner, Charlie Mariano & Dino Saluzzi record "One Night In '88".

1989
Dizzy Gillespie and Max Roach record in Paris.

1989
Lester Bowie records first session for Brass Fantasy album "Serious Fun".

1989
Art Farmer records "Ph.D." for Contemporary Records.

1990
David Murray, McCoy Tyner, Fred Hopkins & Elvin Jones record as "Special Quartet" for DIW Records.

1990
Alto saxophonist Gary Bartz records "West 42nd Street."

1990
Renee Rosnes records "For the Moment" with Steve Wilson and Joe Henderson.

1990
The Art Ensemble of Chicago records "Thelonious Sphere Monk" with Cecil Taylor.

1990
Trumpeter Tom Harrell records "Form" with Joe Lovano, Dave Leibman and John Abercrombie.

1991
Joe Henderson records "The Standard Joe" for Red Records.

1993
Ray Brown records "Bassface" live at Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, California.

1993
Guitarist John McLaughlin records his tribute to Bill Evans, "Time Remembered" on Verve Records.

1993
Trumpeter/composer Wynton Marsalis records "In This House, On This Morning" on Wounded Bird Records.

1994
Pianist McCoy Tyner's Trio records "Infinity" with tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker.

1994
Pianist Jimmy Rowles records his last album, "Lilac Time."

1994
J.J. Johnson records "Tangence," an orchestral album with Robert Farnon in London.

1995
Pianist/composer Randy Weston records "Earth Birth" with the Orchestre du Festival de Jazz de Montreal.

1995
Brad Mehldau records his first Warner Bros album "Introducing."

1995
Kenny Barron records "Things Unseen" for Verve Gitanes.

1995
Benny Carter records his "Songbooks, Vol. 1 and 2."

1996
Lee Konitz records "Strings For Holiday" on Enja Records.

1996
Alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman records "Colors," duets with pianist Joachim Kuhn.

1996
Pianist Geri Allen records "Eyes In The Back of Your Head" Ornette Coleman.

1996
Keith Jarrett Trio concert in Tokyo recorded.

1996
John Scofield records first session for album "Quiet".

1997
Christian McBride records "Fingerpainting - The Music Of Herbie Hancock".

1997
Arthur Blythe records "Lenox Avenue Breakdown."

1998
Pianist John Hicks records "Impressions of Mary Lou" (Williams.)

1998
World Saxophone Quartet records tribute to Miles Davis.

1998
Saxophonist Jimmy Greene records "Live at Birdland."

1998
Chris Potter records "Vertigo" for Concord Records.

1999
Trombonist Steve Turre records "In the Spur of the Moment" with bassist Buster Williams and drummer Jack DeJohnette.

1999
Trombonist Roswell Rudd records "Broad Strokes" with vocalist Sheila Jordan.

2000
Trumpeter Wallace Roney records "No Room For Argument".

2000
Vocalist Abbey Lincoln records "Over The Years."

2001
Uri Caine records "Bedrock" for Winter & Winter.

2001
Pianist John Hicks records tribute to Sonny Clark.

2001
Brad Mehldau records first session for "Largo".

2002
Clark Terry and Max Roach celebrate their "Friendship."

2002
The Tinky Winky Quartet records "Kind of Purple" on Teletubby Records.

2002
Scott Hamilton records live session in London.

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