March 20, 1957: Duke Ellington, Max Roach & Sarah Vaughan record on the same day.Duke Ellington records 4 Piano Improvisations that were issued on the 2004 release of Piano In The Foreground (Columbia).
Max Roach records three tracks with his quintet (Kenny Dorham, Sonny Rollins, Ray Bryant, George Morrow): Little Folks; Minor Trouble; Valse Hot.
Sarah Vaughan records 12 songs for her Gershwin album released on Mercury.
More facts on this day:
Pianist Marian McPartland born in Windsor, England.
Pianist Harold Mabern born in Memphis, TN.
Singer Meredith D'Ambrosio born in Boston, MA.
Drummer Jon Christensen born in Oslo, Norway.
Duke Ellington, Max Roach & Sarah Vaughan record on the same day.
Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane makes his last recording with trumpeter Miles Davis, "Someday My Prince Will Come" on Columbia Records.
Zoot Sims records Johnny Mandel songbook on Pablo Records.
Arranger and pianist Gil Evans dies at age 75.
Trumpeter/composer Wynton Marsalis records "In This House, On This Morning" on Wounded Bird Records.