April 7, 1970: Miles Davis records "A Tribute To Jack Johnson" for Columbia Records.Jack Johnson takes fusion in more of a rock direction, digging deep into the groove with some real punch and more of a funky flavor. This disc offers the greatest clarity of any discs from Miles' fusion-era work.
More facts on this day:
Vocalist Billie Holiday born in Philadelphia, PA.
Clarinetist Peanuts Hucko born in Syracuse, NY.
Percussionist Mongo Santamaria born in Havana, Cuba.
Vibraphonist, pianist, and drummer Victor Feldman born in London, England.
Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard born in Indianapolis, IN.
Drummer Pete "LaRoca" Sims born in New York.
Pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach born in Berlin, Germany.
Duke Ellington records "Perfume Suite".
Saxophonist Bob Berg born in New York.
Dizzy Gillespie Big Band records session for "Birk's Works".
Jimmy Smith records "Cool Blues" for Blue Note Records.
Buddy Rich and Max Roach record for Mercury Records.
Buddy Rich records session for EmArcy Records issued as "The Driver".
Miles Davis records "A Tribute To Jack Johnson" for Columbia Records.
Bassist Jimmy Garrison dies at 42.
Count Basie records "Kansas City Shout" with singer Joe Turner.
Vocalist Maxine Sullivan dies at 75.