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In March 1962.

In March 1962, “Verve” label released “Rhythm Is My Business”, album by Ella Fitzgerald. It was recorded on January 30 and 31, 1962, and was produced by Norman Granz.


  • Ella Fitzgerald- vocals
  • Taft Jordan, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder – trumpet
  • Melba Liston, Kai Winding, Britt Woodman – trombone
  • Carl Davis, Jerry Dodgion, William Shakesnider, Les Taylor, Phil Woods – reeds
  • Hank Jones- piano
  • Mundell Lowe- guitar
  • Lucille Dixon, George Duvivier – double bass
  • Gus Johnson- drums
  • Bill Doggett- arranger, conductor, organ

Track listing:

  1. Rough Ridin’ – Ella Fitzgerald, Hank Jones, William Tennyson
  2. Broadway – Billy Bird, Teddy McRae, Henri Woode
  3. You Can Depend On Me – Charles Carpenter, Louis Dunlap, Earl Hines
  4. Runnin’ Wild – Arthur Gibbs, Joe Grey, Leo Wood
  5. Show Me the Way to Get Out of This World ‘Cause That’s Where Everything Is – Les Clark, Matt Dennis
  6. I’ll Always Be In Love With You – Bud Green, Herman Ruby, Sam H. Stept
  7. Hallelujah, I Love Him So – Ray Charles
  8. I Can’t Face the Music – Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler
  9. No Moon at All – Redd Evans, Dave Mann
  10. Laughin’ on the Outside – Ben Raleigh, Bernie Wayne
  11. After You’ve Gone – Henry Creamer, Turner Layton

In November 1965.

In November 1965, “Impulse” label released “Dear John C.” the fourth Elvin Jones album. It was recorded in February 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Bob Thiele.


  • Elvin Jones– drums
  • Charlie Mariano- alto saxophone
  • Roland Hanna,Hank Jones – piano
  • Richard Davis– bass

Track listing:

  1. Dear John C.- Hammer, Bob Thiele
  2. Smoke Rings – Gifford, Washington
  3. Love Bird – Charlie Mingus
  4. Feeling Good – Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse
  5. Anthropology – Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker
  6. This Love of Mine – Sol Parker, Hank Sanicola, Frank Sinatra
  7. Fantazm – Duke Ellington
  8. Ballade – Hammer
  9. Everything Happens to Me – Tom Adair, Matt Dennis

In July 1964.

In July 1964, “Verve” label released “Hello, Dolly!”, the 34th Ella Fitzgerald album. It was recorded March – April 1964, and was produced by Norman Granz.


  • Ella Fitzgerald- vocals
  • Frank DeVol- arranger, conductor
  • Zoot Sims- tenor saxophone
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • Johnnie Spence – conductor
  • Henri René– arranger

Track listing:

  1. Hello, Dolly! – Jerry Herman
  2. People – Bob Merrill, Jule Styne
  3. Can’t Buy Me Love – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  4. The Sweetest Sounds – Richard Rodgers
  5. Miss Otis Regrets – Cole Porter
  6. My Man – Jacques Charles, Channing Pollack, Albert Willemetz, Maurice Yvain
  7. How High the Moon? – Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis
  8. Volare – Franco Migliacci, Domenico Modugno, Mitchell Parish
  9. The Thrill is Gone – Lew Brown, Ray Henderson
  10. Memories of You – Eubie Blake, Andy Razaf
  11. Lullaby of the Leaves – Bernice Petkere, Joe Young
  12. Pete Kelly’s Blues – Sammy Cahn, Ray Heindorf

In May 1977.

In May 1977, “Arista” label released “T Shirt”, the sixth Loudon Wainwright III studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Loudon Wainwright III.


  • Loudon Wainwright III – guitar, vocals
  • Richard Davis- bass
  • Hank Jones – keyboards
  • David Sanborn- saxophone
  • Marvin Stamm- horn
  • Jimmy Maelen- conductor
  • Elliott Randall- guitar
  • David Taylor – trombone
  • Eric Weissberg- banjo
  • Charlie Brown – guitar
  • Jeanie Arnold – vocals
  • Jon Cobert – vocals
  • Joe Cocuzzo – drums
  • Kenny Kosek- violin
  • Richard Crooks – drums
  • John Crowder – bass
  • Ron Getman – steel guitar
  • Don Hammond – recorder
  • Peter Labarbera – background vocals
  • John Lissauer- clarinet
  • George Marge – recorder
  • Irwin “Marky” Markowitz- horn
  • Charlie Messing – guitar, vocals
  • Gwynne Michaels – vocals
  • Glen Mitchell – keyboards, vocals
  • Paul Prestopino, Maggie& Terre Roche – vocals
  • Christie Thompson – vocals
  • Stephen Tubin – keyboards
  • Joanne Vent – vocals
  • Jimmy Iovine- engineer, mixing
  • Benno Friedman – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Loudon Wainwright III; except where noted.

  1. Bicentennial
  2. Summer’s Almost Over
  3. Hollywood Hopeful – traditional; arranged by Loudon Wainwright III
  4. Reciprocity
  5. At Both Ends
  6. Wine with Dinner
  7. Hey Packy – George Gerdes
  8. California Prison Blues
  9. Talking Big Apple ’75
  10. Prince Hal’s Dirge
  11. Just Like President Thieu
  12. Wine with Dinner (Night Cap)


On March 29, 2001.

On March 29, 2001, John Aaron Lewis died aged 80. He was pianist, composer and arranger, best known as the founder and musical director of the Modern Jazz Quartet. He has recorded and performed with famous musicians, including Bill Perkins, Jim Hall, Percy Heath, Chico Hamilton, Sacha Distel,  Gunther Schuller, Svend Asmussen, Albert Mangelsdorff, Helen Merrill, Christian Escoudé,  Hank Jones,  Lew Tabackin, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis Nonet, Harold Farberman, Clifford Brown, Ruth Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Jackson, Joe Newman, Sonny Stitt and J. J. Johnson.

On February 4, 2013.


On February 4, 2013, Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture “Donald” Byrd II died aged 80. He was trumpeter, best known as founder and leader the band The Blackbyrds, and regarded as one of the pioneeres of the fusion of funk and soul genres with jazz music. He had successful solo career, and has recorded and performed with big number of famous musicians including Herbie Hancock, Pepper Adams, Gigi Gryce, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley, Dexter Gordon, George Wallington, Kenny Clarke, Cannonball Adderley, Oscar Pettiford, Hank Jones, Ernie Wilkins, Art Blakey, Rita Reys, Elmo Hope, Phil Woods, Gene Ammons, Art Farmer, Paul Chambers, Doug Watkins, Sonny Rollins, Kenny Burrell, Gigi Gryce, Lou Donaldson, Jimmy Smith, Art Taylor, Kenny Drew, Sonny Clark, John Jenkins, Red Garland, John Coltrane, Pepper Adams, Michel Legrand, Dizzy Reece, Mundell Lowe, Thelonious Monk, Chris Connor, Eric Dolphy, Cal Tjader, Sam Rivers, Wes Monthomery, Stanley Turrentine, Guru and Ahmad Jamal.

On January 6, 1993.


On January 6, 1993, John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie died aged 75. Being musician, singer, composer and bandleader, he was a trumpet virtuoso and improviser, and is regarded not only as one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time.Together with Charlie Parker, Gillespie was major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz. He has recorded and performed with some of the most important musicians in the jazz history, including Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Stan Getz, Sonny Stit,Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins,Benny Golson, Bobby Hackett, Mary Lou Williams, Willie Ruff, Dwike Mitchell, Art Blakey, Al McKibbon, Thelonious Monk, Kai Winding, Joe Turner, Roy Eldridge, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Clark Terry, Oscar Peterson, John Lewis, Hank Jones, Percy Heath, Roy Eldridge,  Machito, Benny Carter, Lalo Schifrin, Count Basie, Freddie Hubbard,  Arturo Sandoval, Phil Woods, Moe Koffman, United Nation Orchestra, Jackie McLean, Percy Heath, Ron Holloway, Ed Cherry, John Lee, Ignacio Berroa, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Mike Longo, Manhattan Transfer,  Carmen McRae, Katie Bell Nubin,  Mongo Santamaria, Woody Shaw, Lillian Terry and Randy Weston.