1961 in jazz
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|1961 in jazz|
|Decade||1960s in jazz|
|Music||1961 in music|
|Standards||List of post-1950 jazz standards|
|See also||1960 in jazz – 1962 in jazz|
This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1961.
- 25 – Bill Evans Trio records Sunday at the Village Vanguard and Waltz for Debby during a two-week stay at The Village Vanguard in New York. The recording was made from five sets they played on June 25 and was the last time the trio would play before virtuoso bassist Scott LaFaro's death 10 days later.
- 30 – The 7th Newport Jazz Festival started in Newport, Rhode Island (June 30 – July 3).
- 1 – John Coltrane begins recording his first live record Live! at the Village Vanguard.
- Bengali Indian sitar player and composer Ravi Shankar and western jazz musicians Gary Peacock and Bud Shank collaborate on the album Improvisations. The album combines the use of sitar and jazz music and is considered an early example of fusion experiments with jazz and Indian classical music. In early 1961 John Coltrane begins listening to North Indian music and the music of Shankar becomes influential in his development as a musician.
- John Coltrane sells an estimated 30,000 copies of My Favorite Things in its first year of release.
- Basie at Birdland - Count Basie Orchestra (Roulette)
- A Jazz Hour with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers: Blues March - Art Blakey (Movieplay)
- Mosaic - Art Blakey (Blue Note)
- Pisces - Art Blakey (Blue Note)
- Time Further Out - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (Columbia)
- Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation - Ornette Coleman (Atlantic)
- Coltrane Jazz - John Coltrane (Atlantic)
- My Favorite Things - John Coltrane (Atlantic)
- Live in Stockholm 1961 - John Coltrane (LeJazz)
- Whistle Stop - Kenny Dorham (Blue Note)
- American Freedom - Duke Ellington & Louis Armstrong (Blue Note)
- Out of the Cool - Gil Evans Orchestra (Impulse!)
- Focus - Stan Getz (Verve)
- 1961 - Jimmy Giuffre 3 (ECM)
- Out Front - Booker Little (Candid)
- All The Sad Young Men - Anita O'Day (Verve)
- The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra - Sun Ra and his Arkestra (Savoy Records)
- We Are In the Future - Sun Ra and his Arkestra (Savoy Records)
- We Travel the Spaceways - Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra
- Secrets of the Sun - by Sun Ra and his Solar Arkestra (El Saturn Records)
- Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy - Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra
- Bad and Beautiful - Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra (El Saturn Records, Impulse!)
- Fate in a Pleasant Mood - Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra (El Saturn Records, Impulse!)
- Percussion Bitter Sweet - Max Roach (Impulse!)
- Forbidden Fruit - Nina Simone (Colpix)
See also: List of post-1950 jazz standards
- Scott LaFaro, bassist
- Nick LaRocca, New Orleans cornetist, trumpeter
- Wilber Sweatman, clarinetist
- Booker Little (2 April 1938 – 5 October 1961)
- Arturo O'Farrill, pianist
- Audun Kleive, Norwegian drummer
- Cris Barber, vocalist
- David Kikoski, pianist
- Eivind Aarset, Norwegian guitarist
- Everette Harp, saxophonist
- Franck Amsallem, pianist
- Harald Dahlstrøm, Norwegian pianist
- Ivan Božičević, pianist
- Karl Seglem, Norwegian saxophonist and goat horn player
- Kenneth Sivertsen, Norwegian composer and guitarist
- Knut Reiersrud, Norwegian guitarist
- Mornington Lockett, tenor saxophonist
- Paul Hanmer, pianist
- Rachelle Ferrell, vocalist
- Grammy Awards of 1961
- Dan Morgenstern, Jazz Journal (1958–1961), Metronome (1961)
- Ratliff, Ben (2007). Coltrane: The Story of a Sound. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0-374-12606-2.
- The New Real Book, Volume I. Sher Music. 1988. ISBN 0-9614701-4-3.
- The New Real Book, Volume II. Sher Music. 1991. ISBN 0-9614701-7-8.
- The New Real Book, Volume III. Sher Music. 1995. ISBN 1-883217-30-X.
- The Real Book, Volume I (6th ed.). Hal Leonard. 2004. ISBN 0-634-06038-4.
- The Real Book, Volume II (2nd ed.). Hal Leonard. 2007. ISBN 1-4234-2452-2.
- The Real Book, Volume III (2nd ed.). Hal Leonard. 2006. ISBN 0-634-06136-4.
- The Real Jazz Book. Warner Bros. ISBN 978-91-85041-36-7.
- The Real Vocal Book, Volume I. Hal Leonard. 2006. ISBN 0-634-06080-5.