April 6, 1956: Art Blakey records "The Jazz Messengers" for Columbia Records.
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Joe 'King' Oliver and Louis Armstrong record "Weather Bird Rag" and "Dippermouth Blues".
Cornetist King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band records "Dippermouth Blues."
Tenor player Charlie Rose born in Washington, D.C.
Saxophonist Charlie Rouse born in Washington, DC.
Pianist Randy Weston born in Brooklyn, NY.
Baritone saxophonist and arranger Gerry Mulligan born in New York, NY.
Drummer Art Taylor born in New York.
Pianist, composer, classical conductor and arranger Andr Previn born in Berlin, Germany.
Trumpeter Bill Hardman born in Cleveland, OH.
Trumpeter Manfred Schoof born in Magdeburg, Germany.
Guitarist Gene Bertoncini born in New York.
Art Blakey records "The Jazz Messengers" for Columbia Records.
Guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli born in Paterson, NJ.
Christian McBride records "Fingerpainting - The Music Of Herbie Hancock".
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