Author: Jazz On This Day

“When people believe in boundaries, they become part of…

“When people believe in boundaries, they become part of them” — Don Cherry, born #onthisday in 1936.

The Gil Evans Orchestra began recording Out Of The Cool for…

The Gil Evans Orchestra began recording Out Of The Cool for Impulse! Records #onthisday in 1960.

Coltrane Live At Birdland completed recording #onthisday in…

Coltrane Live At Birdland completed recording #onthisday in 1963. The album includes performances by McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones.

Blue Mitchell recorded Boss Horn for Blue Note Records…

Blue Mitchell recorded Boss Horn for Blue Note Records #onthisday in 1966. Arranged by Duke Pearson, the album includes performances by Jerry Dodgion, Junior Cook, Pepper Adams, Julian Priester, Chick Corea, Cedar Walton, Gene Taylor, and Mickey Roker.

Grant Green recorded Street of Dreams for Blue Note Records…

Grant Green recorded Street of Dreams for Blue Note Records #onthisday in 1964. The album includes performances by Bobby Hutcherson, Larry Young, and Elvin Jones.

Sonny Clark recorded The Art of the Trio for Blue Note Records…

Sonny Clark recorded The Art of the Trio for Blue Note Records #onthisday in 1958. Clark was joined that day by Jymie Merritt and Wes Landers (Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones had already recorded several tracks in October 1957).

Miles Davis recorded Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet for the…

Miles Davis recorded Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet for the Prestige label #onthisday in 1955. The album includes performances by John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones.

Thelonious Monk made his final studio recordings with bassist Al…

Thelonious Monk made his final studio recordings with bassist Al McKibbon and drummer Art Blakey #onthisday in 1971.

The Red Garland Quintet and John Coltrane recorded High Pressure…

The Red Garland Quintet and John Coltrane recorded High Pressure #onthisday in 1957. The album, which was recorded on the Prestige label, features performances by Donald Byrd, George Joyner, and Art Taylor.

Roy Haynes recorded We Three with Phineas Newborn and Paul…

Roy Haynes recorded We Three with Phineas Newborn and Paul Chambers #onthisday in 1958. The album, which was released on the New Jazz label, was recorded in Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Hackensack, New Jersey.