March 25, 1952: Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Charlie Parker & Sonny Stitt record on the same day.
- Duke Ellington and His Orchestra give a concert at Seattle, Washington, a recording of which was issued as The Seattle Concert by RCA Records.
- Meanwhile in San Francisco, CA, Johnny Hodges, at that time not part of the Ellington band, records four tracks (Duke's Blues; Tenderly; Tea For Two; Sweet Georgia Brown) with his own group for Verve Records.
- Also for Verve Records, but in New York, Charlie Parker records four tracks (Night And Day; Almost Like Being In Love; I Can't Get Started; What Is This Thing Called Love) with the Joe Lippman Orchestra.
- In New York, Sonny Stitt records four tracks (Stitt's It; Cool Mambo; Blue Mambo; Sonny Sounds) for Prestige Records. The date is credited on the album Kaleidoscope, though some discographies name February 25 as the date.
More facts on this day:
Pianist Cecil Taylor born in New York, NY.
Drummer Paul Motian born in Philadelphia, PA.
Woody Herman and His Herd perform at Carnegie Hall.
Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Charlie Parker & Sonny Stitt record on the same day.
Illinois Jacquet records "Soul Explosion" for Prestige Records.
Guitarist John McLaughlin records his tribute to Bill Evans, "Time Remembered" on Verve Records.