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History of Jazz Timeline: 1981

Trumpeter Miles Davis returns to jazz after a six year retirement. He is the featured artist at the Kool Jazz Festival.
24 year old guitarist Emily Remler records her debut album Firefly (Concord) with Hank Jones on piano, Bob Maize on bass and Jake Hanna on drums.
John Scofield Guitarist John Scofield records Shinola (Enja) live in Munich in December with Steve Swallow on bass and Adam Nussbaum on drums.
Pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi records From Toshiko with Love (BMG/RCA).

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