Category: on this day

‘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. 

John Coltrane’s masterpiece A Love Supreme was…

John Coltrane’s masterpiece A Love Supreme was recorded #onthisday in 1964. Take a look at rare photographs from the session at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio | https://rhystranter.com/2015/09/03/john-coltrane-a-love-supreme-chuck-stewart-photographs/

Jimmy Smith was born #onthisday in 1925.

Jimmy Smith was born #onthisday in 1925.

60th Anniversary: Sonny Clark Quintets was rec…

60th Anniversary: Sonny Clark Quintets was recorded for Blue Note Records #onthisday in 1957. Joining Sonny Clark on the album are Clifford Jordan, Kenny Burrell, Art Farmer, Jackie McLean, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones, and Pete LaRoca.

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.

“You never know what’s going to work. You just…

“You never know what’s going to work. You just go with what you believe in, whether it’s a success or not.” — Dave Brubeck, born #onthisday

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.