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 #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 #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).
Sonny Clark recorded Leapin’ And Lopin’ for Blue Note Records #onthisday in 1961. The album features performances by Stanley Turrentine, Charlie Rouse, Butch Warren, and Billy Higgins.
Larry Young recorded Into Somethin’ for Blue Note Records #onthisday in 1964. The album features performances by Sam Rivers, Grant Green, and Elvin Jones.
Andrew Hill recorded Passing Ships for Blue Note Records #onthisday in 1969.
Sonny Rollins’s A Night at the Village Vanguard at 60
Yesterday marked the 60th anniversary of Sonny Rollins‘s legendary recording,
A Night at the Village Vanguard. Writing for NPR, Nate Chinen reaches out to several experts and practitioners to discuss the album’s ongoing influence (via Sonny Rollins’s ‘A Night at the Village Vanguard’ at 60)
Horace Silver began recording Song For My Father #onthisday in 1963.
The Signature Hard Bop Tune that was Recorded On This Day in 1958
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers recorded Moanin’ for Blue Note Records on October 30, 1958, fifty-nine years ago today. The bandleader, depicted on the record’s front sleeve, was born in Pittsburgh in October 1919; Blakey left school early to work in a coal mine, and then a steel mill, before putting together his first band. In interviews he described himself as an orphan who taught himself everything he needed to know, from how to play piano (without reading music) to the drums. [Read More]
Thelonious Monk began recording Genius of Modern Music (Vol.1) for Blue Note Records #onthisday in 1947. (Sleeve design: 1956)