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In January 1966.

In January 1966, “Blue Note” label released “The Cape Verdean Blues”, the fourteen Horace Silver album. It was recorded in October 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Horace Silver– piano
  • Woody Shaw– trumpet
  • Joe Henderson- tenor sax
  • J. Johnson– trombone
  • Bob Cranshaw– bass
  • Roger Humphries- drums

 Track listing:

All tracks by Horace Silver, except where noted

  1. The Cape Verdean Blues
  2. The African Queen
  3. Pretty Eyes
  4. Nutville
  5. Bonita
  6. Mo’ Joe – Joe Henderson
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On October 21, 1957.

On October 21, 1957, “Columbia” label released “Miles Ahead”, the second Miles Davis album for this label. It was recorded May 6, 10, 23, 27 – August 22, 1957, at “Columbia 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by George Avakian and Cal Lampley.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis – flugelhorn
  • Gil Evans– arranger, conductor
  • Bernie Glow– lead trumpet
  • Ernie Royal, Louis Mucci, Taft Jordan, John Carisi– trumpet
  • Frank Rehak, Jimmy Cleveland, Joe Bennett – trombone
  • Tom Mitchell – bass trombone
  • Willie Ruff, Tony Miranda, Jim Buffington – French horn
  • Bill Barber– tuba
  • Lee Konitz– alto sax
  • Danny Bank– bass clarinet
  • Romeo Penque, Sid Cooper – flute, clarinet
  • Paul Chambers– double bass
  • Art Taylor– drums
  • Wynton Kelly- piano

Track listing:

  1. Springsville – John Carisi
  2. The Maids of Cadiz – Léo Delibes
  3. The Duke – Dave Brubeck
  4. My Ship – Kurt Weill
  5. Miles Ahead – Miles Davis, Gil Evans
  6. Blues for Pablo – Gil Evans
  7. New Rhumba – Ahmad Jamal
  8. Medley Pt. 1: The Meaning of the Blues – Bobby Troup, Leah Worth
  9. Medley Pt. 2: Lament – J. Johnson
  10. I Don’t Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone but You) – Jack Elliot, Harold Spina

On January 11, 2011.

On January 11, 2011, “RacecarLOTTA” label released the self – titled, third Edie Brickell album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Charlie Sexton.

Personnel:

  • Edie Brickell– vocals, guitar
  • Carter Albrecht– organ, piano, vocals, Wurlitzer
  • David Boyle – chamberlin, keyboards, piano, Wurlitzer, sampling
  • J. Johnson– drums
  • Dave Monsey – bass
  • Jim Oblon – drum programming, drums, dumbek
  • Dave Palmer– grand piano
  • Charlie Sexton– clavinet, double bass, 12 string acoustic guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion, organ, piano, vocals, mellotron
  • Kyle Crusham, Dave McNair, Brian Scheuble, Jared Tuten – engineer
  • Andy Smith, Kevin Porter – mixing
  • Amy Beth McNeely – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Edie Brickell except where noted.

  1. Give It Another Day
  2. Pill
  3. Been So Good
  4. Always
  5. 2 O’clock in the Morning
  6. On the Avenue
  7. Waiting for Me
  8. You Came Back
  9. It Takes Love
  10. Bad Way

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 December 29, 2008.

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On December 29, 2008, Frederick Dewayne “Freddie” Hubbard died aged 70. He was trumpeter, known primarily for playing in the bebop, hard bop and post bop styles. He has performed and recorded with many famous musicians including George Benson, Walter Benton, Art Blakey, Tina Brooks, Kenny Burrell, George Cables, Betty Carter, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Richard Davis, Eric Dolphy, Kenny Drew, Charles Earland, Bill Evan,  Joe Farrell, Curtis Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Oscar Peterson, Benny Golson, Dexter Gordon, Slide Hampton, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Heath, Joe Henderson, Andrew Hill, Bobby Hutcherson, Milt Jackson, Billy Joel, Elton John, J.J. Johnson, Quincy Jones, John Lewis, Kirk Lightsey, Ronnie Mathews, Jackie McLean, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Wes Montgomery, Hank Mobley, Alphonse Mouzon, Oliver Nelson, Duke Pearson, Sam Rivers, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Rufus, Poncho Sanchez, Don Sebesky, Wayne Shorter, Leon Thomas, Stanley Turrentine, McCoy Tyner, Cedar Walton and Randy Weston.

On October 9, 1999.

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On October 9, 1999, Milton “Milt” Jackson, also known as “Bags”, died aged 76.  Being jazz vibraphonist, best known as a bebop player, he was member of Modern Jazz Quartet and has recorded and performed with many famous jazz musicians including: Howard McGhee,  Ray Charles, Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Peterson, Wes Montgomery, Ray Brown, Hubert Laws, Joe Pass, Mickey Roker and J. J. Johnson.

On January 5, 1977.

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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.