Category: black history

Organist Sonny Phillips recorded his debut as leader, Sure…

Organist Sonny Phillips recorded his debut as leader, Sure ‘Nuff, for the Prestige label #onthisday in 1969. 

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Hank Mobley recorded Poppin’ #onthisday in 1957 (released…

Hank Mobley recorded Poppin’ #onthisday in 1957 (released 1980). 

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Wynton Marsalis was born #onthisday in 1961.

Wynton Marsalis was born #onthisday in 1961.

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Art Tatum was born #onthisday in 1909.

Art Tatum was born #onthisday in 1909.

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Trumpeter Lester Bowie was born #onthisday in 1941.

Trumpeter Lester Bowie was born #onthisday in 1941.

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Thelonious Monk began recording the iconic Brilliant Corners for…

Thelonious Monk began recording the iconic Brilliant Corners for Riverside #onthisday in 1956.

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Cecil Taylor recorded Conquistador! for Blue Note Records…

Cecil Taylor recorded Conquistador! for Blue Note Records #onthisday in 1966.

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Hank Mobley recorded No Room for Squares in Rudy Van Gelder’s…

Hank Mobley recorded No Room for Squares in Rudy Van Gelder’s studio #onthisday in 1963.

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John Coltrane was born #onthisday in 1926.

John Coltrane was born #onthisday in 1926.

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Introducing The 3 Sounds was recorded for Blue Note Records…

Introducing The 3 Sounds was recorded for Blue Note Records #onthisday in 1958.

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