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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Contrary to information in many jazz reference materials, today is not the birthday of jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. He was born May 26, 1926, in Alton, Ill.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Traditional jazz bass player Pops Foster was born this day in 1892 in McCall, La. He worked with the best in jazz throughout his career, including Fate Marable, Kid Ory, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Mezz Mezzrow and Earl Hines. Pops Foster died in 1969
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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

Big band drummer Sonny Payne was born this day in New York in 1926. On and off he worked with the Count Basie band between 1954 and 1974, adding a strong degree of showmanship to its presentation.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Denzil Best was born in New York City this day in 1917. He was a favorite sideman of Ben Webster, George Shearing and Erroll Garner until calcium deposits in his wrists crippled his career. He died in May 1965 after falling down a flight of steps
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bandleader, drummer and vibes master Lionel Hampton was born this day in Louisville, Ky., in 1908. Until shortly before his death last year, he kept a touring schedule in spite of various maladies and tragedies.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophone and clarinet player Bud Freeman was born this day in Chicago in 1906. He first took up the C-melody saxophone in 1923, switching to tenor two years later.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Dorothy Donegan was born this day in 1924 in Chicago. Her blend of classically trained virtuosity and Victor Borge-like humor made her a very popular entertainer.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

English trombonist and bandleader Ted Heath was born this day in London in 1900. Emulating the Swing era sound coming from the bands of Tommy Dorsey and Woody Herman, he led a dance band that was the best known in Britain through the 1950s.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Cornetist Ruby Braff was born this day in Boston in 1927. When he hit the jazz scene strong in the 1950s, his Armstrong-style playing was considered out of date. He died last month on Cape Cod.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Tenor saxophonist Herschel Evans was born this day in 1909 in Denton, Texas. During three years with the Basie Band, from 1936 to 1939, he was paired with Lester Young in what started the band's battling tenor solos.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

On this day in 1959, trumpeter Miles Davis and his band began recording what became perhaps the most influential and certainly the best selling album in jazz history.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Composer and pianist Hall Overton was born this day in 1920 in Bangor, Mich. He played with Stan Getz, Oscar Pettiford, Teddy Charles and Jimmy Rainey, and wrote arrangements for Thelonious Monk's historic orchestral concert at Town Hall in 1959.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Cuban bandleader Machito was born in Havana this day in 1912. He came to the United States in 1937. Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie was heavily influenced by his collaborations with Machito and his band, the Afro-Cubans.
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Timothy Augustine McNamara (November 20, 1898 in Millville, Massachusetts - November 5, 1994 in North Smithfield, Rhode Island), was a professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues in 1922-1926. He would play for the Boston Braves and New York Giants.

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