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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 24, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007.
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Jazz pianist, teacher Sal Mosca dies

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Sal Mosca, a jazz pianist who started out playing with greats such as Charlie Parker and Miles Davis only to leave the eye later in life, has died in White Plains, N.Y., at the age of 80.

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UPI almanac for Friday, Nov. 24, 2006.
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Today is Thursday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2005 with 37 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 24, the 329th day of 2004 with 37 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2003 with 37 to follow.
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Analysis: Why Benny Carter will be missed

, July 22 (UPI) -- Last week's death of Benny Carter marked much more than the loss of a quiet giant of a jazz alto saxophonist and brilliant musical composer.
KEN FRANCKLING

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Clarinetist Edmond Hall was born this day in 1901 in New Orleans. On the New York swing and traditional jazz scene he worked with Henry Allen, Teddy Wilson, Eddie Condon and Louis Armstrong's All-Stars.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter and arranger Sy Oliver was born this date in 1910 in Battle Creek, Mich. His achieved a lot of fame during his 1934-39 tenure with the Jimmy Lunceford band and went on to become a favorite arranger of Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

The history of jazz in New Orleans has a poorly documented subtext of musicians who bravely crossed racial boundaries to play together for the love of the music
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist and composer Scott Joplin, the man known as the King of Ragtime, was born this day in 1868 in Texarkana, Texas. He died in New York in 1917.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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Theodore Shaw "Teddy" Wilson (November 24, 1912 – July 31, 1986) was a jazz pianist from the United States born in Austin, Texas. His sophisticated and elegant style graced the records of many of the biggest names in jazz, including Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. He is considered one of the most influential jazz pianists of all time.

Wilson studied piano and violin at Tuskegee Institute. After working in the Lawrence "Speed" Webb band, with Louis Armstrong and also "understudying" Earl Hines in Hines's Grand Terrace Cafe Orchestra, Wilson joined Benny Carter's Chocolate Dandies in 1933. In 1935 he joined the Benny Goodman Trio (which consisted of Goodman, Wilson and drummer Gene Krupa, later expanded to the Benny Goodman Quartet with the addition of Lionel Hampton). The trio performed during the big band's intermissions. By joining the trio, Wilson became the first black musician to perform in public with a previously all-white jazz group.

The noted jazz writer and producer John Hammond was instrumental in getting Wilson a contract with Brunswick, starting in 1935, to record hot swing arrangements of the popular songs of the day, with the growing jukebox trade in mind. He recorded fifty hit records with various singers such as Lena Horne and Helen Ward, including many of Billie Holiday's greatest successes. During these years he also took part in many highly regarded sessions with a wide range of important swing musicians, such as Lester Young, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers, Red Norvo, Buck Clayton and Ben Webster.

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