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Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

The world of jazz in 2002 was one of advancements, losses and puzzles.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist Budd Johnson was born this date in 1910 in Dallas.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Duke Ellington's first drummer, Sonny Greer, was born this day in 1903 in Long Branch, N.J. He was an inspiration for later showmen-drummers including Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich. Greer died in 1982.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Composer and arranger Billy Strayhorn was born this date in 1915 in Dayton, Ohio. The longtime collaborator with Duke Ellington wrote many classic tunes including "Lush Life" and "Take the A Train."
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bandleader and trombonist Tommy Dorsey was born this day in 1905 in Shenandoah, Pa.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson was born this day in 1926 in Badin, N.C. He first recorded as a leader on the classic Blue Note label in early 1950s. In those halcyon days, Donaldson's sidemen included Blue Mitchell, Horace Silver, Art Blakey and Clifford
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

What's a young lion of jazz to do to stay creative after five or six years of excellent work with his young, talented quintet and to avoid falling into a rut as
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer and bandleader William McKinney was born this day in 1895 in Cynthiana, Ky. His band, McKinney's Cotton Pickers, was popular in the late 1920s and 1930s.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer Velma Middleton was born this day in 1917 in St. Louis. She sang with Louis Armstrong's big band and his all-stars starting in the 1940s. She died in Sierra Leone in 1961 while touring Africa with Armstrong.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist, arranger and composer Edgar Sampson was born this day in 1907 in New York City. While he played with the early Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Rex Stewart and Chick Webb bands, Sampson was one of the most widely heard but least celebrated
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Kenny Dorham, a brilliant player and fine composer, was born this day in 1924 in Fairfield, Texas. He followed Miles Davis in the Charlie Parker quintet, was a co-founder of the Jazz Messengers and briefly led his own similar group, the Jazz Pro
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Charlie Parker was born this day in 1920 in Kansas City, Mo. He was a jazz saxophonist without peer. Many say he was a jazz genius and just about everyone called him "Bird."
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpet player Mutt Carevy was born this day in 1892 in New Orleans. Sometimes known as the "Blues King of New Orleans, Carey was a longtime associate of Kid Ory, Johnny Dodds and Edmond Hall. He died in 1948.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Lester Young, one of the great classic tenor saxophonists in jazz, was born this day in 1909 in Woodville, Miss. He was so fine that Billie Holiday nicknamed him "Pres," as in president.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Psychologists prepare shrink-in-space plan

CHICAGO, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Officials at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration are concerned enough about the possibilities of mental illness emerging among astronauts during long space missions the agency has contracted with researchers to devise programs to help people
ED SUSMAN, UPI Science News
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First Lady Rosalynn Carter held a reception for diplomatic children at the White House on December 19, 1979. The entertainment "Babar the elephant" performed by the Metropolitan Opera Ballet is looked over by Mrs. Carter with granddaughter Sarah, daughter of Jack and Judy Carter, in her arms. At left is Amy Carter holding James Carter, while James Carter touches the trunk of the elephant. James and Jason are the children of Chip Carter. (UPI Photo/Ron Bennett/Files)
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