March 14, 1961: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers record "The Witch Doctor" for Blue Note Records.
More facts on this day:
Arranger/Producer/Trumpeter Quincy Jones born in Chicago, IL.
Organist Shirley Scott born in Philadelphia, PA.
Erroll Garner records "Solitaire" for Mercury Records.
Serge Chaloff records "Blue Serge" for Capitol Records.
Alto saxophonist Art Pepper records "Plus Eleven," with arrangements by Marty Paich.
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers record "The Witch Doctor" for Blue Note Records.
Pianist/composer Chick Corea records his first trio album "Now He Sings, Now He Sobs" with Miroslav Vitous and Roy Haynes.