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‘If a guy’s got it, let him give it. I’m selli…

‘If a guy’s got it, let him give it. I’m selling music, not prejudice’ — Gene Krupa, born #onthisday in 1909. 

Johnny Hodges and Earl Hines recorded Stride R…

Johnny Hodges and Earl Hines recorded Stride Right #onthisday in 1966. 

“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

Fearless Frank Foster was recorded for the Pre…

Fearless Frank Foster was recorded for the Prestige label #onthisday in 1965. The album includes performances by Virgil Jones, Al Dailey, Bob Cunningham, and Alan Dawson.

Miles Davis completed recording on Miles Smiles #onthisday in…

Miles Davis completed recording on Miles Smiles #onthisday in 1966. 

Abdullah Ibrahim was born #onthisday in 1934.

Abdullah Ibrahim was born #onthisday in 1934.

Tenor saxophonist Clifford Jordan was born #onthisday in 1931.

Tenor saxophonist Clifford Jordan was born #onthisday in 1931.

“They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But,…

“They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.” — Charlie Parker, born #onthisday in 1920.

Dinah Washington was born #onthisday in 1924.

Dinah Washington was born #onthisday in 1924.

Pianist Kenny Drew was born #onthisday in 1928.

Pianist Kenny Drew was born #onthisday in 1928.