Category: black history

John Coltrane began recording the iconic maste…

John Coltrane began recording the iconic masterpiece Giant Steps for Atlantic Records #onthisday in 1959.

Jazz composer and pianist Duke Ellington was b…

Jazz composer and pianist Duke Ellington was born #onthisday in 1899.

Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald was born #onthisda…

Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald was born #onthisday in 1917.

Sad to hear that pianist and composer Cecil Ta…

Sad to hear that pianist and composer Cecil Taylor has died, aged 89.

Vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson was born #onthis…

Vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson was born #onthisday in 1941. 

Saxophonist/composer Benny Golson was born #on…

Saxophonist/composer Benny Golson was born #onthisday in 1929. 

Kenny Burrell recorded Earthy for the Prestige…

Kenny Burrell recorded Earthy for the Prestige label #onthisday in 1957. 

Mildred Anderson recorded her debut album, Per…

Mildred Anderson recorded her debut album, Person to Person, #onthisday in 1960. 

Pianist Horace Parlan was born #onthisday in 1…

Pianist Horace Parlan was born #onthisday in 1931. 

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

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