Author: Jazz On This Day

Jimmy Cobb, who played percussion on Miles Dav…

Jimmy Cobb, who played percussion on Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, was born #onthisday in 1929. 

Pianist Horace Parlan was born #onthisday in 1…

Pianist Horace Parlan was born #onthisday in 1931. 

Jackie McLean began recording Jackie’s Bag #on…

Jackie McLean began recording Jackie’s Bag #onthisday in 1959. 

Pianist Cedar Walton was born in Dallas, TX., …

Pianist Cedar Walton was born in Dallas, TX., #onthisday in 1934. 

Donald Byrd began recording Byrd in Flight #on…

Donald Byrd began recording Byrd in Flight #onthisday in 1960. 

‘If a guy’s got it, let him give it. I’m selli…

‘If a guy’s got it, let him give it. I’m selling music, not prejudice’ — Gene Krupa, born #onthisday in 1909. 

Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, Kenny Drew, Paul Ch…

Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones recorded Whistle Stop for Blue Note Records #onthisday in 1961.

Johnny Hodges and Earl Hines recorded Stride R…

Johnny Hodges and Earl Hines recorded Stride Right #onthisday in 1966. 

60th Anniversary: The Horace Silver Quintet re…

60th Anniversary: The Horace Silver Quintet recorded Further Explorations #onthisday in 1958.

Hank Mobley and His All Stars was recorded #on…

Hank Mobley and His All Stars was recorded #onthisday in 1957.