March 11, 1956: Jimmy Smith records "The Champ" for Blue Note Records.
More facts on this day:
Trumpeter and bandleader Mercer Ellington born in Washington, D.C.
Violinist Leroy Jenkins born in Chicago, IL.
Vocalist Al Jarreau born in Milwaukee, WI.
Vocalist Bobby McFerrin born in New York.
Guitarist Johnny Smith and tenor saxophonist Stan Getz record "Moonlight In Vermont."
Jimmy Smith records "The Champ" for Blue Note Records.
Clark Terry remembers his former boss on Pablo Records.
Pianist Kenny Barron records "Scratch" with bassist Dave Holland and drummer Daniel Humair.