April 1, 1942: Trumpeter/bandleader Cootie Williams is the first to record a Thelonious Monk composition, "Epistrophy."
More facts on this day:
Vocalist Alberta Hunter born in in Memphis, TN.
Baritone saxophonist and Ellington companion Harry Carney born in Boston, MA.
Saxophonist Harry Carney born in Boston, MA.
Saxophonist John Laporta born in Philadelphia, PA.
Pianist Irving Sidney "Duke" Jordan born in New York.
Trumpeter/bandleader Cootie Williams is the first to record a Thelonious Monk composition, "Epistrophy."
Eric Dolphy records "April Fool" in session for Prestige.
Grant Green records "Green Street" for Blue Note Records.
Kenny Dorham records "Una Mas" for Blue Note Records.
Phineas Newborn records "The Newborn Touch" for Contemporary Records.
Ray Brown records "Bassface" live at Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, California.
The Tinky Winky Quartet records "Kind of Purple" on Teletubby Records.