Category: black history

‘I try to play what comes naturally at the mom…

‘I try to play what comes naturally at the moment and let it happen’ — McCoy Tyner, born #onthisday in 1938. 

Jimmy Smith was born #onthisday in 1925.

Jimmy Smith was born #onthisday in 1925.

Sonny Rollins recorded Tour de Force for the P…

Sonny Rollins recorded Tour de Force for the Prestige label #onthisday in 1956. The album includes performances by Kenny Drew, George Morrow, Max Roach, and Earl Coleman.

Sonny Clark recorded Blues in the Night for Bl…

Sonny Clark recorded Blues in the Night for Blue Note Records #onthisday in 1958. The album includes performances by Paul Chambers and Wes Landers.

Hank Mobley recorded Another Workout for Blue …

Hank Mobley recorded Another Workout for Blue Note Records #onthisday in 1961. The album includes performances by Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones.

Sonny Red began recording Out Of The Blue #ont…

Sonny Red began recording Out Of The Blue #onthisday in 1959. The album includes performances by Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, Paul Chambers, Roy Brooks, and Jimmy Cobb.

Shirley Scott recorded Soul Searching #onthisd…

Shirley Scott recorded Soul Searching #onthisday in 1959. 

Lee Morgan Sextet was recorded for Blue Note R…

Lee Morgan Sextet was recorded for Blue Note Records #onthisday in 1956. The album includes performances by Hank Mobley, Kenny Rodgers, Horace Silver, Paul Chambers, and Charlie Persip.

“If you want something hard enough, it j…

“If you want something hard enough, it just gets done.” — Billy Strayhorn, born #onthisday in 1915.

Charlie Rouse began recording Bossa Nova Bacch…

Charlie Rouse began recording Bossa Nova Bacchanal #onthisday in 1962. The album includes performances by Kenny Burrell, Chauncey “Lord” Westbrook, Lawrence Gales, Willie Bobo, Potato Valdez, and Garvin Masseaux.