Today is Nov. 21.
Tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins was born in St. Joseph, Mo., this day in 1904. Nicknamed "Bean" by his colleagues, Hawkins became the first full-throated tenor stylist. His classic version of "Body and Soul" set the standard for saxophone balladry.
Bebop guitarist and bandleader Sal Salvador was born this day in 1925 in Monson, Mass. Salvador died in 1999.
Looking at today's hip happenings...
On the New York jazz scene... Jazz at Lincoln Center presents drummer Terri Lyne Carrington's band for the next three nights in its Jazz at the Penthouse series. Her band includes pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist John Pattitucci and saxophonist Gary Thomas. Lou Donaldson's quartet is at the Village Vanguard this week. Brazilian pianist and composer The Fred Hersch quintet with Kenny Wheeler, Mark Turner, Ben Street and Nasheet Waits is at the Jazz Standard.
Sergio Mendes is at the Blue Note with Brasil 2002 for the last week of the club's Fall Vocal Festival. The third annual Django Reinhardt Festival continues at Birdland, where tonight's special guest is Bob Kindred. The Heath Brothers are at Iridium. Trombonist Chris Washburne's SYOTOS Latin jazz band is at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe tonight. Jason Moran and Rudresh Mahanthappa are featured tonight in The Jazz Gallery's Composers Series.
In and around Boston... the Sherman Irby trio is at The Regattabar in Cambridge. Saxophonist Hilary Noble is at Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge with special guest Charles Neville. Singer Diane Schuur is at Scullers jazz club in Boston tonight and Friday.
Henry Butler is at the Capitol Center for the Arts' Chubb Theater in Concord, N.H., tonight.
In Philadelphia tonight... the Mickey Roker quartet plays the music of Billy Strayhorn at Ortlieb's Jazzhaus. Craig Ebner and Kyle Koehler are at Chris's Jazz Cafe.
John Cocuzzi and Chuck Redd present a tribute to Lionel Hampton tonight at Blues Alley in Washington, D.C.
Mose Allison is at Nighttown in Cleveland tonight. Bassist Avishai Cohen conducts a master class tonight at the Mandel Jewish Community Center.
The John Scofield band is at Orchestra Hall in Detroit tonight.
In and around Chicago... Bill Charlap's trio is at the Jazz Showcase this week with special guest Phil Woods. The Ron Freidman quintet is at Andy's. Corey Radford is at California Clipper. Judy Roberts is at The Chicago Firehouse. The John Mose trio is at The Foundry at Fox Valley Mall.
Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra is at the Green Mill. Erwin Helfer and the Chicago Boogie Ensemble are at Joe's BeBop Cafe and Jazz Emporium. John Brumbach, Randy Tressler, Matt Ferguson and Mike Raynor are at Katerina's. John Wright is at Philander's in Oak Park. The Ryan Cohan quartet is at Pops for Champagne. The Keith Scott trio is at Pops of Highwood tonight.
In New Orleans... Dr. Bone and the Hep Cats are at the Banks Street Bar and Grill. Earl Brown's trio is at Cafe Sbisa. Evan Christopher and Tom are at Donna's. Los Tres Amigos are at Dos Jefes. John Boutte is at El Matador. Jeremy Davenport is at the Ritz-Carlton's French Quarter Bar. Jack Maheu and Friends are at Fritzel's. Evan Howard Band and the Joe Krown Organ Combo are at the Funky Butt.
Topsy Chapman is at Satchmo's jazz room at Harrah's. The Soul Rebels Brass Band is at Le Bon Temps Roule. Roland Guerin and Ronald Markham are at Le Salon at Windsor Court. Bonerama is at the Maple Leaf tonight. Lloyd Washington and the Crescent City Joymakers are at the Palm Court.
Dave Bartholomew leads the band at Preservation Hall. Riccardo Crespo is at the Red Bike. Jason Marsalis plays vibes tonight for a Lionel Hampton tribute champagne dinner at Rene Bistrot. The Rob Wagner trio is at the Seaport Cafe. Willie Metcalf is at Snug Harbor. The Richie Moten trio and the Silverleaf Jazz Band are at the Sonesta's Mystick Den. Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers are at Vaughan's.
In California... the Sam Rivers trio is at The Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles this week. New Orleans drummer Earl Palmer is at Charlie O's in Valley Glen tonight. The Dewey Erney-Ron Eschete quartet is at Steamer's Jazz Cafe in Fullerton. The Phil Norman tentet is at Spazio in Sherman Oaks tonight. The Kenny Burrell quintet at Yoshi's in Oakland tonight through Sunday. Guitarist Dave Bernstein is at Jazz at Pearl's in San Francisco tonight. The Holly Hofmann-Mike Wofford quartet is at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego's Balboa Park tonight as it winds down the fall portion of its MOPA After Dark jazz and film series.
Lisa Miller's Q2 band is at The Cellar tonight in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Omar Sosa octet is at La Blaiserie in Poitiers, France, tonight.
On the recording front...
Canada's Justin Time label is out with two very nice surprises this fall. One is the release of a previously unissued Oscar Peterson trio concert recording from 1958 at Vancouver's Orpheum Theater. His band featured Ray Brown and Herb Ellis and was one of the top working groups in jazz for many years. "Tenderly" is the third album that Peterson approved for release on Justin Time's' "Just a Memory" imprint.
The parent label has also released a reissue of singer Carmen Lundy's long out-of-print debut. "Good Morning Kiss" was first released on Blackhawk in 1985. The ensemble includes Jon Faddis, Steve Turre, Bobby Watson, Cecil Bridgewater, Mayra Casales, Rene McLean, Victor Lewis, and her brother, the fine bassist Curtis Lundy.
Soul Note/Black Saint has released a collaborative recording by singer Judi Silvano and pianist Mal Waldron. It's called "Riding a Zephyr." Silvano joins a long list of singers with whom Waldron has collaborated. They include Billie Holiday, Etta Jones, Jeanne Lee and Abbey Lincoln.