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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Hank Jones, oldest musical brother in one of the foremost families in jazz, was born this day in 1918 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The other brothers in the Jones triumvirate are drummer Elvin and the late trumpeter Thad Jones.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Tenor saxophonist Corky Corcoran was born this day in 1924 in Tacoma, Wash. He was a soloist with the Harry James orchestra in the 1940s.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist, violinist and singer Lou McGarity was born this day in 1917 in Athens, Ga. He worked extensively with Benny Goodman, the Yank Lawson-Bob Haggart Jazz Band and was a founding member of the World's Greatest Jazz Band. He died in 1971 of a heart
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist Ernie Wilkins was born this day in 1922 in St. Louis. A fine musical arranger, Wilkins wrote charts for the Count Basie and Harry James orchestras and many other musicians. He helped redefine the Basie Band sound in the 1950s.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler was born this day in 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio. He played within the jazz format but rejected most of the prevailing conventions of the bebop and avant- styles for what has best been described as uncompromising abstractions.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Alto saxophonist Arthur Blythe was born this day in 1940 in Los Angeles.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer Lena Horne was born this day in 1917 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bass player Reggie Workman was born this day in 1937 in Philadelphia. His first jazz collaboration was with saxophonist Gigi Gryce in 1958. His other associations have included Red Garland, John Coltrane, Herbie Mann, Thelonious Monk, Freddie Hubbard, Arc
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer-bandleader Ben Pollack was born this day in Chicago in 1903. He was considered the father of big band swing, but never enjoyed even a fraction of the success of proteges Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Bob Crosby and Harry James who each spent time i
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is June 22nd.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Swing drummer Specs Powell was born this day in 1922 in New York. He recorded with Gerry Mulligan and Teddy Wilson at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957 and as a member of the Monday Night at Birdland all-star group with Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller and Hank
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Clarinetist Rod Cless was born this day in Lennox, Iowa in 1907. He recorded with Muggsy Spanier, Frank Teschemacher, Gene Krupa and Mezz Mezzrow. He died in 1944 at age 37 after a drunken fall.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, March 15, the 74th day of 2002 with 291 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is March 15. Cornetist Jimmy McPartland was born in Chicago this day in 1907. He died in 1991.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is March 6. One of the most important and influential guitarists in jazz history was born this day in 1923 in Indianapolis.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Feb. 20. Saxophonist and flute player Bobby Jaspar was born this date in 1926 in Liege, Belgium.
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Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Peggy Lee's death further depletes the ranks of women singers of the jazz and swing eras, vocalists whose voices rang with romance and rhythm. They were the swe
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Jan. 11.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Jan. 5.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Dec. 28.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Dec. 23.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Nov. 27.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Nov. 25.
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Why not the Tropicana?

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- It's the largest hotel in New Jersey and one of the original Atlantic City super-casinos, but if you ask people what they think of the Tropicana Casino and Reso
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Nov. 6.
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