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On this day in jazz (October 27)

On this day in 1961, trumpter/flugelhornist Art Farmer completed recording of the album “Perception”. This was the first album upon which Art only played flugelhorn. Joining Art on this work were a rhythm section consisting of Harold Mabern on piano, Tommy Williams on bass and Roy McCurdy on drums. 170 more words


On this day in jazz (September 12)

On this day in 1963, baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan began recording the album Night Lights. The album includes several other great jazz musicians who had played with Gerry earlier in their careers: trombonist… 67 more words


On this day in jazz (August 15)

On this day in 1958, Mose Allison recorded “Creek Bank” at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Hackensack, NJ. Mose was born in Tippo, MS on his grandfather’s farm. 310 more words


On this day in jazz (August 13)

On this day in 1957, Gerry Mulligan and Thelonious Monk completed recording “Mulligan Meets Monk”. Typically, you wouldn’t think of the mellow west coast style of Mulligan blending well with the driving east coast style of Monk. 111 more words


Jazz Appreciation Month 2015

Since 2002, April has been designated Jazz Appreciation Month. This year’s celebration was kicked off with a big bang. The Smithsonian announced the LeRoy Neiman Foundation has donated $2.5 million towards the expansion of jazz programming. 59 more words

All That Philly Jazz

"Reunion With Chet Baker" (1958) Gerry Mulligan

EMI-Manhattan Records ‎– CDP 7 46857 2


CD, Album (1988)

I first saw this album at a vinyl convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Absolutely amazing artwork. 39 more words

Music Collection

Nice Jazz Festival, July 1976.

For several years, my father went to the Nice Jazz Festival, set amongst the Roman ruins at Cimiez. In 1976 and 1977, it coincided with our family holiday. 63 more words