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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Jazz drumming legend Max Roach was born this day in New Land, N.C., in 1924. He made his recording debut in 1943 with Coleman Hawkins.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Kenny Clarke, a founding member of the Modern Jazz Quartet and one of the pioneers of bebop, was born this day in 1914 in Pittsburgh.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

On this date in 1957, something wonderful occurred in a CBS television studio in New York. The Red Allen All-Stars, singer Billie Holiday, the Mal Waldron All-Stars, the Count Basie All-Stars and Jimmy Giuffre went on live television for a show that was p
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Tenor saxophonist and bandleader Teddy Hill was born this day in 1909 in Birmingham, Ala. Dizzy Gillespie's trumpet solos were first recorded with the Teddy Hill band in 1937.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Guitarist Barney Kessel was born this day in Muskogee, Okla., in 1923.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

W.C. Handy, the father of the blues, was born this date in 1873 in Florence, Ala. His compositions, including "Memphis Blues," "St. Louis Blues" and "Beale Street Blues," remain an important part of the jazz repertoire.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Gus Johnson was born this day in 1913 in Tyler, Texas. He was a sideman for singers Lena Horn and Ella Fitzgerald, and also powered the big bands of Jay McShann, Earl Hines, Count Basie and Woody Herman.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Art Hodes was born this day in 1904 in the Ukraine. His family moved to Chicago when Hodes was 6 months old, and it was in Chicago that he spent much of his jazz career.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bandleader Bennie Moten was born this day in 1894 in Kansas City. His blues band, with Hot Lips Page, Ben Webster, Count Basie, Eddie Durham and Jimmy Rushing, set the standard in the early 1930s for the Kansas City style of orchestral jazz. After Moten's
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Composer, arranger and trumpeter Billy May was born this date in Pittsburgh in 1916. He is best known for his arrangements for the Charlie Barnet band. May's version of Ray Noble's "Cherokee" became a Swing Era standard. It also became Barnet's signature
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Clarinetist Milton "Mezz" Mezzrow was born this day in 1899 in Chicago. Mezzrow's passable skills as a player were far overshadowed by his role as an organizer of recording dates, including sessions by Sidney Bechet and trumpeter Tommy Ladnier. Mezzrow di
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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
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer Anita O'Day was born this day 1919. She earned her musical reputation as a member of Gene Krupa's band in the early 1940s, then worked with Stan Kenton. She made a comeback performance in June 1999 at New York's JVC Jazz Festival.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Cozy Cole was born this day in 1909 in East Orange, N.J. He recorded early in his career with Jelly Roll Morton. Fame came starting in 1938 during his four-year stint with Cab Calloway's orchestra. Cole died in 1981.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist, singer and trumpeter Buck Washington was born this day in 1903 in Louisville, Ky. He was one half of the comedy and dance team "Buck and Bubbles" who worked the show and club scene from 1912 until 1953. Washington also recorded with Louis Armstro
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bass player Jimmy Blanton was born this date in 1918. He was discovered playing in Mississippi River boat bands in 1939 by Duke Ellington, who hired him on the spot. Blanton's innovative and swinging sound ushered in Ellington's most creative period as a
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Cuban percussionist Chino Pozo was born this day in 1915 in Havana. He was a cousin of Chano Pozo, the Cuban drummer who worked with Dizzy Gillespie to fuse jazz and Latin elements together. Chino Pozo also recorded with Gillespie, Tadd Dameron, Fats Nava
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

A happy 80th birthday wish goes out to Chicago tenor saxophone titan Von Freeman, the father of fellow tenor Chico Freeman. The elder musician was both this day in 1922.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Violinist Jean-Luc Ponty was born this day in 1942 in Acranches in French Normandy. His father was a violinist so it came as no surprise when he began studying at age 5.
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Capitals re-sign Ciernik, Whitfield

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- The Washington Capitals on Tuesdayre-signed restricted free agents left wing Ivan Ciernik and

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Powerhouse pianist Erroll Garner, the man who wrote "Misty," was born this day in Pittsburgh in 1921. He died in 1977.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is March 14. Clarinetist Frank Teschemacher was born this day in Chicago in 1906. An original member of Chicago's famous Austin High Gang of musicians, ...
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is March 12. On this day in 1955, graffiti artists began scrawling the words "Bird Lives!" in subway stations and on walls around Greenwich Village in New York.
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Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

Everybody was talking about jazz, or so it seemed, at the start of 2001 when documentary filmmaker Ken Burns' "Jazz" series made its long-awaited debut on publi
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Nov. 20.
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