1956 in jazz

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1956 in jazz
Musicians performing in Tom's Tavern club at Gonzalez and Railroad streets Pensacola, Florida.jpg
Musicians performing in Tom's Tavern club at Gonzalez and Railroad streets: Pensacola, Florida, 1956
Decade1950s in jazz
Music1956 in music
StandardsList of post-1950 jazz standards
See also1955 in jazz1957 in jazz
List of years in jazz

This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1956.

Events[edit]

July[edit]

Unknown date

  • The guitarist Mundell Lowe brings pianist Bill Evans to the attention of Orin Keepnews and Bill Grauer of Riverside records.
  • Dizzy Gillespie meets Argentine pianist Lalo Schifrin and is impressed. Dizzy continues to gravitate to the Latin rhythms.
  • Miles Davis and his quintet record four records (Cookin' , Relaxin' , Workin' and Steamin' ) for Prestige, spending only two days in the studio to complete. Miles also records 'Round about Midnight on the Columbia label.

Album releases[edit]

Standards[edit]

Deaths[edit]

May

June

July

September

  • 8Fred Rich, Polish-born American bandleader and composer (born 1898).

October

November

Unknown date

  • Joe Appleton, British saxophonist and clarinetist from the West Indies (born 1900).

Births[edit]

Mary Coughlan performing live

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Unknown date

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Newport Jazz Festival 1956 Poster". Rirocks.net. Retrieved 2016-05-03.
  2. ^ Bailey, C. Michael (2005-08-10). "Duke Ellington: The Complete Live At Newport 1956". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  3. ^ "Oskar Aichinger". RateYourMusic.com. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  4. ^ "Gast Waltzing". RateYourMusic.com. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  5. ^ "В Осло умер Михаил Альперин". lenta.ru (in Russian). 2018-05-11. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  6. ^ Carmody, Broede (2019-01-17). "'Magnificent Australian': Chris Wilson dies after cancer diagnosis". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2019-01-18.

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