March 5, 1975: Art Farmer pays tribute to the Duke.The Art Farmer Quartet (Art Farmer, Cedar Walton, Sam Jones, Billy Higgins) records Ellington/Strayhorn compositions:
- In A Sentimental Mood
- It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
- Star Crossed Lovers
- The Brown-Skin Gal (In The Calico Gown)
- Lush Life
- Love You Madly
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.