April 3, 1954: Miles Davis records "Solar".These four tracks were recorded that day:
- I'll Remember April (Blue Haze)
- Solar (Walkin')
- You Don't Know What Love Is (Walkin')
- Love Me Or Leave Me (Walkin')
More facts on this day:
Composer/arranger Bill Finegan born in Newark, NJ.
Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and Ted Weems record on the same day.
Bassist Scott LaFaro born in Newark, NJ.
Organist Jimmy McGriff born in Philadelphia, PA.
Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker rehearses with Gene Roland's Big band. It is issued as "The Band That Never Was."
Miles Davis records "Solar".
Coleman Hawkins records "Hawk Eyes" for Prestige Records.
Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington record together for Roulette Records.
Bobby Hutcherson records "Dialogue" for Blue Note Records.
Art Farmer records "Ph.D." for Contemporary Records.
Sarah Vaughan dies at 66.
Ahmad Jamal records concert in Paris.
John Scofield records first session for album "Quiet".