This Day in Jazz History

On this day: March 28

1923
Trumpeter/composer Thad Jones born in Pontiac, MI.

1933
Pianist Tete Montoliu born in Barcelona, Spain.

1940
Soprano saxophonist/clarinetist Sidney Bechet and cornetist Muggsy Spanier record "China Boy."

1958
"The Father of the Blues" W.C. Handy dies at 84.

1962
Jimmy Smith records "Bashin'" for Verve Records.

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