History of Jazz Timeline: 1988
Canadian arranger Gil Evans dies on March 20 at age 75.
Trumpet and flugelhorn master Art Farmer records Blame It On My
Youth (Contemporary) with pianist James Williams, bassist Rufus Reid, saxophonist
Clifford Jordan, and drummer Victor Lewis.
Guitarist Emily Remler releases East to Wes (Concord), a tribute to
Wes Montgomery with Hank Jones on piano. This would be her last release before dying in
1990 at age 32.
Greg Osby records Mindgames (JMT) with Geri Allen and Edward Simon on
keyboards, Kevin McNeal on guitar, Lonnie Plaxico on bass and Paul Samuels on drums.
Anthony Braxton records the vinyl-only solo saxophone LP London (Solo) 1988
Don Cherry records Art Deco (A&M) with James Clay on tenor sax,
Charlie Haden on bass and Billy Higgins on drums.
Trumpeter Chet Baker dies in Amsterdam on May 13 after falling out of a
Saxophonist Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson dies on July 2.
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