1966 in jazz
|1966 in jazz|
|Decade||1960s in jazz|
|Music||1966 in music|
|Standards||List of post-1950 jazz standards|
|See also||1965 in jazz – 1967 in jazz|
This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1966.
- 14 – The Jazz Crusaders record Live at the Lighthouse '66 at the Lighthouse Café in Hermosa Beach, California (January 14 – 16).
- Bill Evans: Bill Evans at Town Hall
- Cecil Taylor: Unit Structures
- Roscoe Mitchell: Sound
- Don Cherry: Symphony For Improvisers
- Cecil Taylor: Conquistador!
- Alex Schlippenbach: Globe Unity
- Archie Shepp: Mama Too Tight
- Steve Lacy: The Forest And The Zoo
- Joe Harriott: Indo-Jazz Suite
- Steve Lacy: Sortie
- Duke Ellington: The Far East Suite
- Chick Corea: Tones For Joan's Bones
- Sun Ra: Strange Strings
- Patty Waters: College Tour
- Joseph Jarman: Song For
- Guenter Hampel: Assemblage
- Joe Harriott: Indo-Jazz Fusions
- Bobby Hutcherson: Happenings
- Wayne Shorter: Adam's Apple
- Bobby Hutcherson: Stick-Up!
- Charles Lloyd: Dream Weaver
- Charles Tyler: Charles Tyler Ensemble
- Denny Zeitlin: Zeitgeist
- Hank Mobley: Straight No Filter
- Jaki Byard: Sunshine of My Soul
- Horace Silver: The Jody Grind
- Larry Young: Of Love And Peace
- Lee Morgan: Delightfulee
- Sonny Simmons: Music from the Spheres
- Dewey Redman: Look for the Black Star
- Sunny Murray: Sunny Murray Quintet
- Hugh Masekela: Grrr
- Hugh Masekela: The Americanization of Ooga Booga
- Hugh Masekela: The Emancipation of Hugh Masekela
- 10 – Osie Johnson, American drummer, arranger, and singer (born 1923).
- 23 – Billy Kyle, American pianist (born 1914).
- 17 – Johnny St. Cyr, American banjoist and guitarist (born 1890).
- 2 – Boyd Raeburn, American bandleader and bass saxophonist (heart attack) (born 1913).
- 17 – Rolf Billberg, Swedish alto saxophonist (born 1930).
- 3 – Dave Lambert, American lyricist and singer (born 1917).
- 7 – Smiley Lewis, American singer and guitarist (born 1913).
- 10 – Colette Bonheur, Canadian singer (born 1927).
- 29 – Wellman Braud, American upright bassist (born 1891).
- Unknown date
- 10 – Kristin Sevaldsen, Norwegian saxophonist.
- 12 – Nils-Olav Johansen, Norwegian guitarist.
- 16 – Jarle Vespestad, Norwegian drummer.
- 25 – Karen Mantler, American singer, composer, piano, organ, and chromatic harmonica player.
- 11 – Julian Joseph, British pianist, bandleader, composer, arranger, and broadcaster.
- 19 – Silje Nergaard, Norwegian singer.
- 6 – Regina Carter, American violinist.
- 7 – Torstein Ellingsen, Norwegian drummer.
- 11 – Donny McCaslin, American saxophonist.
- 1 – Siri Gellein, Norwegian singer.
- 6 – Mark Whitfield, American guitarist.
- 15 – Bill Charlap, American pianist.
- 18 – Bill Stewart, American drummer.
- 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.