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On this day: October 15

1916
Trumpeter Al Killian born in Birmingham, AL.

1947
Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk makes his first recordings as a leader.

1957
Nat King Cole's short-lived television show has Jazz at the Philharmonic as his guest, and plays in a rare jazz appearance with Stan Getz and Coleman Hawkins.

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