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On this day in jazz (December 25)

On this day in 1971, the Modern Jazz Quartet recorded “Paul Desmond & Modern Jazz Quartet” with, who else, Paul Desmond. It wasn’t uncommon for the MJQ to perform a Christmas performance, and this one occurred at the New York City Town Hall. 172 more words

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On this day in jazz (November 27)

On this day in 1973, Paul Desmond began recording the album “Skylark” at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Joining Paul on the album were guitarists… 145 more words

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Take Funf

On a stick

An ashplant

We all rest a while

With a smile

And some guile

‘bout the road before

Think a while

For a while… 12 more words

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On this day in jazz (October 13)

On this day in 1954, pianist Dave Brubeck recorded “Stompin’ for Mili” and “Brother, Can You Spare A Dime” which would appear on his studio album… 250 more words

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On this day in jazz (September 13)

On this day in 1961, Paul Desmond recorded “My Funny Valentine” in New York City. The song would later become part of the album Desmond Blue… 121 more words

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On this day in jazz (September 05)

On this day in 1959, Paul Desmond recorded “First Place Again” in NYC with Percy Heath and Conny Kay of the Modern Jazz Quartet, Jimmy Giuffre… 131 more words

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On this day in jazz (August 18)

On this day in 1959, Dave Brubeck recorded “Blue Rondo à la Turk”. The song is part of the legendary album “Time Out” which was recorded at the same studio that yesterday’s feature, “Kind of Blue”, was recorded at: Columbia’s 30th Street studio in NYC. 99 more words

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