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Pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton was born in New Orleans,…

Pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton was born in New Orleans, LA, #onthisday in 1890. 

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Jackie McLean recorded Swing, Swang, Swingin’ #onthisday in…

Jackie McLean recorded Swing, Swang, Swingin’ #onthisday in 1959. 

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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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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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Lee Konitz was born #onthisday 90 years ago, in 1927.

Lee Konitz was born #onthisday 90 years ago, in 1927.

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Charles Mingus recorded The Complete Town Hall Concert…

Charles Mingus recorded The Complete Town Hall Concert #onthisday in 1962.

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Drummer and bandleader Art Blakey was born #onthisday in 1919.

Drummer and bandleader Art Blakey was born #onthisday in 1919.

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Trumpeter Lester Bowie was born #onthisday in 1941.

Trumpeter Lester Bowie was born #onthisday in 1941.

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Influential jazz pianist Thelonious Monk was born one hundred…

Influential jazz pianist Thelonious Monk was born one hundred years ago today, on 10 October 1917 [Read More]

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