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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
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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
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Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

The secret to getting the most out of the modern-day JVC Newport Jazz Festival involves arriving on time each day -- or even a bit early -- and moving around fr
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Swing-era pianist Jess Stacy was born this day in 1904 in Cape Firardeau, Mo. He started out playing piano and steam calliope on Missouri riverboats before landing in Chicago in the mid-1920s.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Jack DeJohnette was born this day in 1942 in Chicago. He began playing piano when he was 4 and didn't take up the drums until age 18.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer Eddie Jefferson was born this day in 1918 in Pittsburgh. He was the pioneer of vocalese, the artful practice of creating lyrics to fit recorded instrumental solos on classic jazz tunes. Jefferson died in May 1979 after he was shot in front of a Det
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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

Jazz and pop instrumentalists and singers have been playing "Misty" ever since this day in 1954. This was the day pianist Erroll Garner first recorded his most famous composition for Mercury records.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Charli Persip, one of the foremost bop-style big band drummers, was born this day in 1929 in Morristown, N.J.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges was born this day in 1907 in Cambridge, Mass. Hodges was just 20 and still living in Boston when Duke Ellington signed him to replace Otto Hardwicke in the center of the Ellington saxophone section. Bandmates nicknamed Hodge
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist, jazz educator and arts producer and broadcaster Billy Taylor was born this day in 1921 in Greenville, N.C.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy was born this day in 1934 in New York City. He recently relocated to the Big Apple after some 30 years living in Europe.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

For decades, the world thought July 4 was the all-American birthday of jazz trumpet legend Louis Armstrong. Some believe Armstrong listed July 4, 1900 as his birth date when he registered for the draft in 1918 because he wanted a date everyone would remem
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist and composer William Russo was born this day in 1928 in Chicago. As a teenager he studied with Lennie Tristano. Russo wrote many of the most experimental tunes played by the Stan Kenton orchestra in the 1950s. Russo now conducts the highly rega
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Composer and bandleader Nelson Riddle was born this day in Oradell, N.J., in 1921. He had a knack for arranging songs and led backup orchestras for some of America's finest singers, including Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fit
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Cornet player and bandleader Joe "King" Oliver was born this day in 1885 in Louisiana. A young Louis Armstrong was his protege in Oliver's Chicago-based Creole Jazz Band from 1922 to 1924.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Feb. 3. Trumpet player Snooky Young was born this date in 1919 in Dayton, Ohio.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Jan. 3.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Nov. 29.
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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. 3.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Oct. 25.
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