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On April 15, 2020.

On April 15, 2020, Lee Konitz died aged 92. He was composer and musician (alto saxophone), performing in a wide range of jazz styles, including bebop, cool jazz, and avant-garde jazz, noted for improvising long, melodic lines with the rhythmic interest coming from odd accents, Konitz has recorded and performed with many famous musicians including Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Elvin Jones, Charlie Haden, Dave Holland, Lennie Tristano, Stan Kenton, Chick Corea, Gerry Mulligan, Claude Thornhill, Ralph Burns, Gil Evans, Warne Marsh, Dave Pike, Attila Zoller, Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck, Warne Marsh, Hal Galper, Bill Evans, Martial Solal, Max Roach, Don Friedman, Kenny Wheeler, Kenny Werner, Brian Dickenson, Paul Motian,  Bill Frisell, Gary Peacock, and Joey Baron.


On November 20, 1967.

On November 20, 1967, “Blue Note” label released “A New Conception”, the third Sam Rivers studio album. It was recorded on October 11, 1966, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.


  • Sam Rivers – soprano and tenor saxophone, flute
  • Hal Galper– piano
  • Herbie Lewis– bass
  • Steve Ellington– drums

Track listing:

  1. When I Fall in Love – Heyman, Young
  2. I’ll Never Smile Again – Lowe
  3. Detour Ahead – Lou Carter, Ellis, John Freigo
  4. That’s All – Alan Brandt, Haymes
  5. What a Diff’rence a Day Made – Adams, Grever
  6. Temptation – Brown, Freed
  7. Secret Love – Fain, Webster

In December 1978.

In December 1978, “Enja” label released “Rough House”, the third John Scofield album. It was recorded on November 27, 1978, and was produced by Horst Weber and Matthias Winckelmann.


  • John Scofield – guitar
  • Hal Galper- piano
  • Stafford James- bass
  • Adam Nussbaum- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Scofield, except where noted

  1. Rough House
  2. Alster Fields
  3. Ailleron
  4. Slow Elvin
  5. Triple Play – Hal Galper
  6. Air Pakistan

On February 23, 1997.

Tony Williams

On February 23, 1997, Anthony Tillmon “Tony” Williams died aged 51. He is regarded as one of the most important and influential jazz drummers ever. In his career he has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in the jazz history, including: Miles Davis, Geri Allen, Arcana, Chet Baker, George Cables, Ron Carter, Stanley Clarke, Eric Dolphy, Kenny Dorham, Gil Evans, Tommy Flanagan, Hal Galper, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney, Jonas Hellborg, Joe Henderson, Andrew Hill, Terumasa Hino, Allan Holdsworth, Hank Jones, Charles Lloyd, Michael Mantler, Ray Manzarek, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, John McLaughlin, Jackie McLean, Marcus Miller, Mulgrew Miller, Grachan Moncur III, Jaco Pastorius, Michel Petrucciani, Pop Workshop, Public Image Limited, Don Pullen, Sam Rivers, Sonny Rollins, Wallace Roney, Travis Shook, McCoy Tyner, Sadao Watanabe and Weather Report. In 1969, Tony Williams formed a trio, the Tony Williams Lifetime, with John McLaughlin on guitar and Larry Young on organ.