March 5, 1929: Louis Armstrong records "Knockin' A Jug" with trombonist Jack Teagarden.The band consisted of:
- Louis Armstrong (Trumpet)
- Jack Teagarden (Trombone)
- an unknown horn player
- Happy Caldwell (Tenor Saxophone)
- Joe Sullivan (Piano)
- Eddie Lang (Guitar)
- Kaiser Marshall (Drums)
This is Armstrong's first recording with Jack Teagarden, and at the same time the last of the classic Hot Five / Hot Seven recordings.
More facts on this day:
Pianist Lou Levy born in Chicago, IL.
Bassist Wilbur Little born in Parmele, NC.
Louis Armstrong records "Knockin' A Jug" with trombonist Jack Teagarden.
Jelly Roll Morton features bass clarinet on "If Someone Would Only Love Me."
Vocalist Carol Sloane born in Providence, RI.
Basie tenor saxophonists Frank Foster and Frank Wess record "Two Franks, Please" on Savoy Records.
Dave Brubeck Quartet plays concert in Copenhagen.
Art Farmer pays tribute to the Duke.
Bassist Tommy Potter dies at 69.