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On March 11, 2003.

On March 11, 2003, “High Note” label released “Smooth Sailing” the 30th and the final Teddy Edwards album. It was recorded in 2001 at “M&I Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Houston Person.


  • Teddy Edwards – tenor saxophone
  • Richard Wyands – piano
  • Ray Drummond – double bass
  • Chip White – drums

Track listing:

  1. Going Home – Teddy Edwards
  2. All Too Soon – Duke Ellington, Carl Sigman
  3. Hank’s Tune – Hank Mobley
  4. Indian Summer – Victor Herbert, Al Dubin
  5. Robbin’s Nest – Illinois Jacquet, Bob Russell
  6. It’s the Talk of the Town – Jerry Livingston, Al J. Neiburg, Marty Symes
  7. Smooth Sailing – Arnett Cobb
  8. Polka Dots and Moonbeams – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke

In December 1960.

In December 1960, “Prestige” label released “Sizzlin’”, the seventh Arnett Cobb album. It was recorded in November 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Esmond Edwards.

Track listing:

  • Arnett Cobb – tenor saxophone
  • Red Garland – piano
  • George Tucker – bass
  • J. C. Heard – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Arnett Cobb except where noted.

  1. Sweet Georgia Brown – Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard
  2. Black Velvet – Illinois Jacquet
  3. Blue Sermon
  4. Georgia on My Mind – Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
  5. Sizzlin’
  6. The Way You Look Tonight – Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern

On January 5, 1977.


On January 5, 1977, Charles Mingus Jr. Died aged 57.Being  composer, bandleader and bass player, Mingus is regarded as one of the most creative and influential Jazz artists of all times.

For his work and contribution to the modern music, Mingus has received many awards including:

  • “Guggenheim Fellowship” (1971).
  • Inducted in the “Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame” (1971).
  • “National Endowment for the Arts” provided grants for a Mingus nonprofit called “Let My Children Hear Music” which cataloged all of Mingus’s works (1988)
  • “The Library of Congress” acquired Mingus’s collected papers in what they described as “the most important acquisition of a manuscript collection relating to jazz in the Library’s history.(1993)]
  • “The United States Postal Service” issued a stamp in his honor (1995).
  • Posthumously awarded the “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award” (1997)
  • Album “Mingus Dynasty”(1959) inducted in the “Grammy Hall of Fame” (1999)
  • Inducted in the “Jazz at Lincoln Center”, Nesuhi Ertegun “Jazz Hall of Fame” (2005)

He has recorded and performed with some of the most important musicians of the modern music, including: Illinois Jacquet, Dinah Washington, Wilbert Baranco, Ivie Anderson, Lionel Hampton, Red Norvo, Billy Taylor, Oscar Pettiford, Max Roach,  Bud Powell, Paul Bley, Teo Macero, Oscar Pettiford,  Ada Moore,  Charlie Parker, J.J. Johnson, Hazel Scott, John Mehegan,  Thad Jones, John Dennis, Ralph Sharon, Miles Davis, Teddy Charles, The Metronome All-Stars, Jimmy Knepper, Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Max Roach and Eric Dolphy.