1924

<1923 1925>

Jan

2

  • Sabine Baring-Gould (89) dies in Lew Trenchard, Devon

4

  • Alfred Grünfeld (71) dies in Vienna

6

  • Earl Scruggs born (Cleveland Co, NC) American bluegrass banjo player, guitarist. Worked with Bill Monroe, Foggy Mountain Boys and Lester Flatt. Died 2012
  • Francis Poulenc’s ballet Les Biches [the deer] premiered in Monte Carlo

9

  • Bessie Smith records a session for Columbia in New York with Jimmy Jones (p) & Harry Reser (g). Tracks cut include Haunted House Blues & Eavesdropper Blues

10

  • Max Roach born (Newland, NC) American jazz drummer, composer, bandleader, teacher. Died 2007

11

  • Don Cherry born (Wichita Falls, TX) American pop and dance band singer, golfer.
  • Slim Harpo aka James Moore born (Lobdell, LA) American blues harmonica player, singer. Died 1970
  • Clara Smith records a session for Columbia in New York. Tracks cut include Haunted It Won’t Be Long Now & Hot Papa

13

  • Nell Rankin born (Montgomery, AL) American mezzo-soprano singer. Died 2005
  • Edgard Varèse’s Octandre for wind, brass and bass premiered in New York

14

  • Géza Zichy (74) dies in Budapest

18

  • Clara Smith records a session for Columbia in New York. Tracks cut include I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down & I Don’t Love Nobody

20

  • Ottis “Slim” Whitman born (Tampa, FL) American country singer, songwriter, guitarist.

22

  • James Louis ‘JJ’ Johnson born (Indianapolis. IN) American jazz trombonist, composer, arranger, bandleader. Worked with Benny Carter, Count Basie, Kai Winding and others. Died 2001

24

  • Joe Albany born (Atlantic City, NJ) American jazz pianist. Worked with Benny Carter, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. Died 1988
  • Marie-Léontine Bordes-Pène (65) dies in Rouen

25

  • Kurt Weill’s Frauentanz, sieben Gedichte des Mittelalters op.10 [Women dance, seven poems of the Middle Ages] for soprano, flute, viola, clarinet, horn and bassoon premiered in Berlin

29

  • Luigi Nono born (Venice) Italian composer, theorist. Died 1990

30

  • Arthur Honegger’s Le cahier romand [The Romand notebook] for piano premiered in Paris

31

  • Clara Smith records a session for Columbia in New York. Tracks cut include Chicago Blues; 31st Street Blues & My Doggone Lazy Man

releases

  • King Oliver’s Jazz Band – High Society Rag / Snake Rag (Okeh)
  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra – Linger Awhile / Hollywood (Victor)
Clara Smith 1894-1935

Clara Smith 1894-1935

Feb

1

  • Ernst Krenek’s Symphonische Musik no.2 premiered in Berlin

2

  • Sonny Stitt born (Boston, MA) American jazz tenor and alto-saxophonist, bandleader. Worked with Billy Eckstine and his own groups. Died 1982

4

  • Louis Armstrong marries Lil Hardin in Chicago

6

  • Sammy Nestico born (Pittsburgh, PA) American jazz composer, arranger, trombonist, teacher. Worked with Count Basie, US Air Force Band and the US Marine Band.

8

  • George Williams records a session for Columbia in New York. Tracks cut include You Ain’t Quittin’ Me Without 2 Weeks Notice; It Takes A Brownskin Man To Make A High Yellow; I Won’t Stand No Leaving Now & He’s Never Gonna Throw Me Down

12

  • George Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue premiered in New York by Paul Whiteman and his orchestra with Gershwin playing piano at an event billed as An Experiment in Modern Music

15

  • Lionel Monckton (62) dies in London

17

  • Oskar Merikanto (55) dies in Oitti, Finland

18

  • Victor Capoul (84) dies in Pujaudran, France
  • The Wolverine Orchestra make their first recordings for Gennett. These are also Bix Beiderbecke’s first recordings. Bix Beiderbecke (cor) Al Gandee (tb) Jimmy Hartwell (cl) George Johnson (ts) Dick Voynow (p) Bob Gillette (bjo) Min Leibrook (tu) Vic Moore (d). Tracks cut include Jazz Me Blues & Fidgety Feet

23

  • Lejaren Hiller born (New York, NY) American composer, scientist, musician, writer. Died 1994
  • Antonio Pasculli (81) dies in Palermo
  • The Mound City Blue Blowers make their first recordings for Brunswick. The original trio of Jack Bland, Red McKenzie and Dick Slevin is joined by Eddie Lang and Frankie Trumbauer. The group disbanded in 1936. Tracks cut include Blue Blues & Arkansas Blues

25

  • Arnold Schoenberg’s Suite for Piano op.25 premiered in Vienna

26

  • Delkash aka Esmat Bagherpour Baboli born (Babol, Iran) Iranian popular singer, actress, songwriter. Died 2004
  • Arnold Bax’s Cello Sonata premiered in London

27

  • Trevor Duncan aka Leonard Charles Trebilcock born (London) English composer, record producer. Died 2005

releases

  • Clarence Williams’ Blue Five – ‘Tain’t Nobody’s Bus’ness If I Do / Aching Hearted Blues (Okeh)
George Gershwin 1898-1937

George Gershwin 1898-1937

Mar

6

  • Constant Lambert’s ballet Prize-fight premiered in London

7

  • Karol Szymanowski’s String Quartet no.1 premiered in Warsaw

8

  • Franz Léhar’s operetta Cloclo premiered in Vienna, lib. B. Jenbach

9

  • Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata no.5 op.38 premiered in Paris

12

  • Georges Hüe’s ballet Siang-Sin premiered in Paris

14

  • The Mound City Blue Blowers record a session for Brunswick. Tracks cut include San & Red Hot

17

  • Stephen Dodgson born (London) English composer, teacher, broadcaster.

18

  • Frederick Bridge (79) dies in London
  • Charles Ives’s Sonata no.2 for Violin and Piano premiered in New York

24

  • Jean Sibelius’s Symphony no.7 premiered in Stockholm

26

  • Milton ‘Brew’ Moore born (Indianola, MS) American jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader. Died 1973

27

  • Sarah Vaughan born (Newark, NJ) American jazz singer. Worked with Earl Hines, Billy Eckstine, John Kirby and solo. Died 1990
  • Walter Parratt (83) dies in Windsor, Berkshire
  • Jean Goldkette and his Orchestra aka the Victor Recording Orchestra make their first recordings for Victor in Detroit. Alumni of the group include Bix Beiderbecke, Steve Brown, Hoagy Carmichael, the Dorsey brothers, Eddie Lang, Pee Wee Russell, Frankie Trumbauer & Joe Venuti
  • Franz Schreker’s opera Irrelohe premiered in Cologne

29

  • Charles Villiers Stanford (71) dies in London

releases

  • Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra – Charleston Crazy / You’ve Got To Get Hot (Vocalion)
Fletcher Henderson - Charleston Crazy (Vocalion)

Fletcher Henderson – Charleston Crazy (Vocalion)

Apr

4

  • Bessie Smith records a session for Columbia in New York with Irving Johns (p). Tracks cut include Sorrowful Blues; Rocking Chair Blues & Pinchbacks, Take ‘Em Away

5

  • Rosalind Ellicott (66) dies in Seasalter, Kent

6

  • Charlie Rouse born (Washington, DC) American jazz tenor saxophonist, flautist. Worked with Thelonious Monk, Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Oscar Pettiford. Died 1988

7

  • Ikuma Dan born (Tokyo) Japanese composer. Died 2001
  • Andrés Segovia makes his Paris debut at the Conservatoire’s concert hall
  • (to 9th) Bessie Smith records three sessions for Columbia in New York with Irving Johns (p). Tracks cut include Boweavil Blues; Moonshine BluesFrankie Blues & Hateful Blues

10

  • Alexander Mackenzie’s opera The Eve of St John premiered in Liverpool. Lib. Eleanor Farjeon
  • Henri Rabaud’s opera L’Appel de la mer [The Call of the Sea], lib. Rabaud, premiered in Paris

11

  • Johnny Dunn records a session for Columbia in New York with Sam Speed (bj) & Leroy Tibbs (p). Tracks cut include Dunn’s Cornet Blues & You’ve Never Heard The Blues
  • Karol Szymanowski’s Symphony No. 3 premiered in Warsaw

14

  • Milton ‘Shorty’ Rogers (Rajonsky) born (Great Barrington, MA) American trumpeter, flugelhorn player, composer, arranger, bandleader. Worked with Woody Herman, Stan Kenton and his own bands. Died 1994

15

  • Neville Marriner born (Lincoln) English conductor, violinist.

16

  • Henry Mancini born (Cleveland, OH) American film composer, arranger, conductor, pianist. Died 1994
  • Rudy Pompilli born (Chester, PA) American rock tenor saxophonist. Member of Bill Haley and His Comets. Died 1976

17

  • Clara Smith records a session for Columbia in New York. Tracks cut include West Indies Blues; Clearing House Blues & Mean Papa Turn In Your Key

18

  • Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown born (Vinton, LA) American blues singer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist. Died 2005

21

  • Ira Louvin born (Rainesville, AL) American country singer, mandolinist, songwriter. Worked as the Louvin Brothers with brother Charlie Louvin (1927-2011). Died 1965
  • Clara Ward born (Philadelphia, PA) American Gospel singer. Led the Ward Singers. Died 1973

23

  • Bobby Rosengarden born (Elgin, IL) American jazz drummer, session player. Died 2007

26

  • Josef Labor (81) dies in Vienna
  • Maurice Ravel’s Tzigane [gypsy] for violin and orchestra; Rapsodie de concert [concert rhapsody] for violin and orchestra & Ronsard à son âme [Ronsard to his heart] for voice and piano premiered in London
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Sea Songs for military band premiered in London

unk

  • Lovie Austin and her Blues Serenaders make their first recordings for Paramount in Chicago. Lovie Austin (p) W.E. Burton (d) Tommy Ladnier (cor) Jimmy O’Bryant (cl) Priscilla Stewart (vo). Tracks cut include Charleston Mad; Charleston, South CarolinaMojo Blues & Peepin’ Blues
  • Edward Elgar appointed Master of the King’s Music, succeeding Walter Parratt

releases

  • Al Jolson – California, Here I Come / I’m Goin’ South (Brunswick)
  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra – I’m Going South / Steppin’ Out (Victor)

Andrés Segovia 1893-1987

May

1

  • Big Maybelle aka Mabel Louise Smith born (Jackson, TN) American R&B singer, pianist. Died 1972
  • Enriko Josif born (Belgrade) Serbian composer, teacher, writer. Died 2003
  • André Caplet’s Le Miroir de Jésus [the mirror of Jesus] for vocal trio, harp and string quartet premiered in Paris

2

  • Theodore Bikel born (Vienna) Austrian-American folk singer, guitarist, actor.

4

  • Tatiana Nikolayeva born (Bryansk, Russia) Russian concert pianist, teacher, composer. Died 1993
  • Nikolai Myaskovsky’s Symphony No. 6 premiered in Moscow

6

  • Fletcher Henderson’s Dance Orchestra record a session for Banner. Tracks cut include Feelin’ The Way I Do & Red Hot Mama
  • The Wolverine Orchestra record their second session for Gennett in Chicago. Line-up: Bix Beiderbecke (cor) Jimmy Hartwell (cl) George Johnson (ts) Dick Voynow (p) Bob Gillette (bj, g) Min Leibrook (tu) Vic Moore (d). Tracks cut include Copenhagen; Oh BoyRiverboat Shuffle & Susie

8

  • Arthur Honegger’s Pacific 231 for orchestra premiered in Paris
  • Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 premiered in Paris

9

  • Richard Strauss’ ballet Schlagobers op.70 [whipped cream] premiered in Vienna

10

  • Teddy Riley born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz and R&B trumpeter, bandleader. Died 1992
  • Hermann Kretzschmar (76) dies in Berlin
  • Daddy Stovepipe aka Johnny Watson makes his first recordings for Gennett in Richmond, IN. Tracks cut include Sundown Blues & Stove Pipe Blues

11

  • Bedřich Smetana’s opera Viola premiered in Prague, lib. E. Krásnohorská

13

  • Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart and Herbert Fields’s musical The Melody Man premiered in New York (80 performances)

19

  • Alexander Galbraith ‘Sandy’ Wilson born (Sale, Cheshire) English theatre composer, librettist.
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s ballet Hiawatha premiered in London

22

  • Charles Aznavour born (Paris) Franco-Armenian popular singer, actor, songwriter.
  • Claude Ballif born (Paris) French composer, teacher. Died 2004
  • Butterbeans and Susie (Jodie Edwards and Susie Hawthorne) make their first recordings for Okeh
  • Igor Stravinsky’s Concerto for piano, winds, bass and percussion premiered in Paris

25

  • Marshall Allen born (Louisville, KY) American jazz alto saxophonist, woodwind player, bandleader. Member of the Sun Ra Arkestra. Also worked with Paul Bley and Henry Grimes.

26

  • Victor Herbert (65) dies in New York following a heart attack
  • Sippie Wallace records a session for Okeh in New York. Tracks cut include Underworld Blues; Caldonia Blues; Leaving Me Daddy Is Hard to Do & Mama’s Gone Goodbye

28

  • Blossom Dearie born (East Durham, NY) American jazz singer, pianist. Died 2009

29

  • Sergei Prokofiev’s cantata Seven, They are Seven premiered in Paris
  • Sippie Wallace records a session for Okeh in New York. Tracks cut include Can Anybody Take Sweet Mama’s Place? & Stranger’s Blues

30

  • Armando Peraza born (Havana) Cuban-American jazz percussionist. Worked with Perez Prado, Cal Tjader, George Shearing and Santana.
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Nonetto (Impressão rapida de todo o Brasil) [Nonetto (rapid impression of Brazil)] for chorus and orchestra premiered in Paris

31

  • Ida Presti aka Yvette Montagnon born (Paris) French classical guitarist. Died 1967

releases

  • Isham Jones Orchestra – Spain / In the Land of Shady Palm Trees (Brunswick)
  • Riley Puckett – Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane / Rock All Our Babies to Sleep (Columbia)
  • Paul Whiteman Orchestra – What’ll I Do / Lazy (Victor)
Nikolai Myaskovsky 1881-1950

Nikolai Myaskovsky 1881-1950

Jun

1

  • Herbie Lovelle born (Brooklyn, NY) American jazz, R&B and rock drummer, actor, session player. Died 2009

4

  • Hans Pfitzner’s Concerto for violin and orchestra op.34 premiered in Nuremberg
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony op.18 premiered in Prague

6

  • Jimmy Rogers born (Ruleville, MS) American blues singer, guitarist, harmonica player. Worked with Muddy Waters and solo. Died 1997
  • Arnold Schoenberg’s opera Erwartung [expectation] premiered in Prague, lib. M. Pappenheim
  • Alexander Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony premiered in Prague

9

  • Ernst Krenek’s opera Der Sprung über den Schatten [The leap across the shadow], lib. Krenek, premiered in Frankfurt
  • Jelly Roll Morton records a solo session for Gennett in Richmond, IN. Tracks cut include Bucktown Blues; Tom Cat Blues; Jelly Roll Blues; Big Foot Ham; Shreveport Stomp; Stratford Hunch; Tia Juana; Mamamita & Perfect Rag  

11

  • Théodore Dubois (86) dies in Paris

13

  • Hermann Suter’s oratorio Le Laudi di San Francesco d’Assisi [The Praises of St. Francis of Assisi] premiered in Basel

15

  • Erik Satie’s ballet Mercure premiered in Paris

16

  • Eli ‘Lucky’ Thompson born (Columbia, SC) American jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader. Worked with Erskine Hawkins, Lionel Hampton, Ben Webster, Billy Eckstine, Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie. Died 2005

17

  • Frederick Delius’s The splendour falls on castle walls for choir premiered in London, text Tennyson

18

  • Jimmy Cheatham born (Birmingham, AL) American jazz trombonist, teacher. Worked with Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Ornette Coleman and others. Died 2007
  • Edith Wilson records a session for Columbia in New York. Tracks cut include How Come You Do Me Like You Do & Muscle Shoal Blues 

20

  • Chet Atkins born (Luttrell, TN) American country guitarist, record producer. Died 2001
  • Darius Milhaud’s opera Le Train bleu [the blue train], lib. Jean Cocteau, premiered in Paris

21

  • Wally Fawkes born (Vancouver) Anglo-Canadian jazz clarinettist, political cartoonist. Worked with Humphrey Lyttleton, George Melly and others. Cartoon pen-name is ‘Trog’.

23

  • Cecil Sharp (64) dies in London

24

  • Frederick Niecks (79) dies in Edinburgh
  • The Ziegfeld Follies of 1924 Broadway revue opens (295 performances)

25

  • Antonia García de Videgain (74) dies in Madrid of diabetes

unk

  • Louis Armstrong leaves King Oliver’s band

releases

  • Isham Jones Orchestra – It Had to Be You / After the Storm (Brunswick)
  • Clara Smith & Her Jazz Band – Chicago Blues / 31st Street Blues (Columbia)

Ethel Shutta 1896-1976, one of the stars of the Ziegfeld Follies of 1924

Jul

5

  • János Starker born (Budapest) Hungarian-American classical cellist, teacher.

6

  • Louie Bellson aka Luigi Balassoni born (Rock Falls, IL) American jazz drummer, bandleader, composer, arranger. Worked with Benny Goodman, Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and Pearl Bailey. Died 2009

7

  • Mary Ford aka Iris Colleen Summers born (Pasadena, CA) American popular singer. Worked with husband Les Paul (1915-2009). Died 1977

8

  • Johnnie Johnson born (Fairmont, WV) American R&B, blues and rock pianist. Worked with Chuck Berry. Died 2005
  • Uncle Dave Macon and Sid Harkreader cut their first sides for Vocalion in New York. Tracks cut include Keep My Skillet Good And Greasy & Papa’s Billie Goat

9

  • Pierre Cochereau born (Saint-Mandé, France) French organist, composer, teacher. Died 1984

11

  • Henry Walford Davies succeeds Frederick Bridge as Gresham Professor of Music in London, a post he holds until 1946

13

  • Carlo Bergonzi born (Vidalenzo, Italy) Italian tenor singer.

14

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams’ opera Hugh the Drover premiered in London, lib. H. Child

16

  • The Harlem Trio make their first recordings for Okeh. Eddie Heywood, Sr (p) and George McClennon (cl, perc) with unknown banjo player. Made 4 records in 1923/24. Tracks cut include The Funny Blues & Poor Man’s Blues

19

  • Al Haig born (Newark, NJ) American jazz pianist. Worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Stan Getz. Died 1982
  • Anton Webern’s Six Bagatelles for string quartet op.9 premiered in Donaueschingen

20

  • Arnold Schoenberg’s Serenade op.24 for baritone, clarinet, bass clarinet, guitar, mandolin, violin, viola and cello premiered in Donaueschingen
  • Anton Webern’s Six Songs on Poems of Georg Trakl op.14 premiered in Donaueschingen
  • The Wolverine Orchestra record their third session for Gennett in Richmond, IN. Bix Beiderbecke (cor) Jimmy Hartwell (cl) George Johnson (ts) Dick Voynow (p) Bob Gillette (bjo) Min Leibrook (tu) Vic Moore (d). Tracks cut include I Need Some Pettin’; Royal Garden Blues & Tiger Rag

21

  • Edward Elgar’s The Pageant of Empire for choir and orchestra, lib. A. Noyes & Empire March for orchestra premiered in London

22

  • Bill Perkins born (San Francisco) American jazz tenor saxophonist, flautist. Worked with Woody Herman, Jarry Wald, Stan Kenton, Art Pepper and Bud Shank. Died 2003
  • Margaret Whiting born (Detroit, MI) American popular singer. Died 2011
  • (& 23rd) Bessie Smith records two sessions for Columbia in New York with Fletcher Henderson (p) & Charlie Green (tb). Tracks cut include Louisiana Low Down Blues; Mountain Top Blues; House Rent Blues & Work House Blues

27

  • Otar Taktakishvili born (Tbilisi) Georgian composer, teacher, conductor, writer, politician. Died 1989
  • Ferruccio Busoni (58) dies in Berlin from kidney disease
Dave Macon 1870-1952

Dave Macon 1870-1952

Aug

4

  • Erwin Schulhoff’s Five Pieces for string quartet premiered in Salzburg

5

  • Ernst Krenek’s String Quartet no.4 premiered in Salzburg

6

  • Jimmy Ricks born (Adrian, GA) American R&B and jazz bass singer. Member of the Ravens and worked with Count Basie. Died 1974
  • Paul Hindemith’s String Trio no.1 premiered in Salzburg

12

  • Cynthia Gooding born (Rochester, MN) American folk singer, guitarist, broadcaster. Died 1988

13

  • Vernon Dalhart records a session for Victor in New York. Tracks cut include The Wreck Of The Old 97 & The Prisoner’s Song. Various recordings of The Prisoner’s Song on different labels go on to sell a combined total of seven million copies.

19

  • Clara Smith records a session for Columbia in New York. Tracks cut include Deep Blue Sea Blues & Texas Moaner Blues 

20

  • Victor Herbert, Rida Johnson Young and Harold Atteridge’s musical The Dream Girl opens on Broadway (117 performances)

21

  • Rutland Boughton’s opera The Queen of Cornwall premiered in Glastonbury, lib. Boughton

23

  • Heinrich Berté (66) dies in Perchtoldsdorf, Austria

24

  • Georges Prêtre born (Waziers, France) French conductor.

26

  • Rutland Boughton’s opera Agincourt premiered in Glastonbury, lib. Boughton

29

  • Dinah Washington born (Tuscaloosa, AL) American jazz and R&B singer. Died 1963

30

  • Kenny Dorham born (Fairfield, TX) American jazz trumpeter, singer, composer, bandleader. Worked with Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Mercer Ellington, Charlie Parker, Jazz Messengers, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach and the Jazz Prophets. Died 1972

unk

  • Ida Cox records a session for Paramount in Chicago with Tommy Ladnier (cor), Johnny Dodds (cl) & Lovie Austin (p). Tracks cut include Death Letter Blues; My Mean Man Blues; Worried In Mind Blues & Lonesome Blues
  • Papa Charlie Jackson makes his first recordings for Paramount. Tracks cut include Airy Man Blues & Papa Lawdy Blues

releases

  • Uncle Dave Macon – Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy / Papa’s Billie Goat (Vocalion)

Vernon Dalhart 1883-1948

Sep

1

  • Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle’s musical The Chocolate Dandies premiered in New York, lib. L. Payton and Sissle (96 performances)

2

  • Rudolf Friml, Herbert Stothart, Otto Harbach & Oscar Hammerstein’s musical Rose Marie opens on Broadway (557 performances)

4

  • Frederick Delius’s Three Preludes for piano premiered in London

6

  • Lodewijk Mortelmans appointed director of the Royal Flemish Conservatory, a post he holds until 1933

11

  • Clyde Otis born (Prentice, MS) American R&B songwriter, record producer, record executive. Worked for Mercury and Liberty. Died 2008
  • Bohuslav Martinů’s ballet Istar premiered in Prague
  • Guy Bolton, George Grossmith Jr, George and Ira Gershwin’s musical Primrose opens in London (255 performances)

12

  • Ella Mae Morse born (Mansfield, TX) American popular, jazz and R&B singer. Died 1999

16

  • (also 19th & 22nd) Sara Martin records three sessions for Okeh in New York with Clifford Hayes (vln), Curtis Hayes (bj) & Earl McDonald (jug) billed as Sara Martin accompanied by her Jug Band. Tracks cut include Don’t You Quit Me Daddy; Jug Band Blues; Blues Please Go Away; Blue Devil Blues; I’m Gonna Be A Lovin’ Old Soul & Come Back Daddy And Ease My Aching Heart
  • The Wolverine Orchestra record their fourth session for Gennett in New York. Bix Beiderbecke (cor) George Brunies (tb) Jimmy Hartwell (cl) George Johnson (ts) Dick Voynow (p) Bob Gillette (bjo) Min Leibrook (tu) Vic Moore (d). Tracks cut include Sensation & Lazy Daddy

18

  • Giacomo Puccini appointed a Senator in the Italian government

19

  • Maurice Jarre born (Lyon) French film composer, conductor. Father of Jean-Michel Jarre (b.1948). Died 2009

20

  • Gogi Grant aka Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg born (Philadelphia, PA) American popular singer.
  • Jackie Paris born (Nuttley, NJ) American jazz singer, guitarist. Died 2004
  • Clara Smith records a session for Columbia in New York. Tracks cut include Mama’s Gone Goodbye & Basement Blues 

21

  • Leos Janáček’s Potulný šílenec [The Wandering Madman] for three soloists and chorus premiered in Rosice, Czech Rep.

22

  • Salomon Kalischer (78) dies in Mariánské Lázně. Czech Rep

24

  • George Antheil’s Ballet Mécanique premiered in Vienna

25

  • Karel Burian (54) dies in Senomaty, Czech Rep
  • Whistler’s Jug Band make their first recordings for Gennett in Richmond, IN. From Louisville, KY, made 5 records between 1924 & 1931. Line-up: Whistler aka Buford Threlkeld (co, g, whistle) Willie Black (bj) Jess Ferguson, Luther Nichols (vln) B.D. Tite, Rudolph Thompson (jug) James Watts (vo). Tracks cut include Chicago Flip & Jerry O Mine

26

  • Bessie Smith records a session for Columbia in New York with Fletcher Henderson (p), Joe Smith (cl) & Charlie Green (tb). Tracks cut include Bye Bye Blues & Weeping Willow Blues

27

  • Bud Powell born (New York, NY) American jazz pianist, composer, bandleader. Died 1966
  • Granville Bantock’s opera The Seal Woman premiered in Birmingham. Lib. Marjorie Kennedy-Fraser

28

  • Rudolf Barshai born (Labinsk, Russia) Russian conductor, viola player. Died 2010

30

  • Louis Armstrong moves to New York to join the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra

unk

  • Eugene Ormandy makes his conducting debut in New York
  • Charlie Jackson records a session for Paramount in Chicago. Tracks cut include Salty Dog Blues & Salt Lake City Blues

releases

  • Sophie Tucker – Red Hot Mama / Hula Hou (Okeh)
  • Wolverine Orchestra – Riverboat Shuffle / Susie (Of the Islands) (Gennett)
George Antheil - Ballet Mécanique (Naxos)

George Antheil – Ballet Mécanique (Naxos)

Oct

1

  • Milenko Paunović (34) dies in Belgrade following a heart attack

3

  • Joe Allison born (McKinney, TX) American country songwriter, disc jockey, record executive. Worked for Liberty, Dot and Capitol. Co-founder of the Country Music Association. Died 2002

5

  • Joseph Vézina (75) dies in Quebec City

7

  • Frederick Delius’ Violin Sonata no.2 premiered in London
  • The Fletcher Henderson Orchestra record a session for Columbia in New York. Tracks cut include Go ’long mule & Manda
  • The Wolverine Orchestra record their fifth session for Gennett in New York. Bix Beiderbecke (cor, p) Jimmy Hartwell (cl) George Johnson (ts) Dick Voynow (p) Bob Gillette (bjo) Min Leibrook (tu) Vic Moore (d). Tracks cut include Tia Juana & Big Boy

9

  • Anton Webern’s Sacred Songs op.15 for soprano, flute, clarinet, trumpet, harp and violin premiered in Vienna

10

  • Bix Beiderbecke and Frankie Trumbauer play together for the first time in a pick up group called the Sioux City Six in New York
  • The Fletcher Henderson Orchestra record a session for Pathé in New York. Tracks cut include Shanghai Shuffle; Tell Me Dreamy Eyes & My Rose Marie

12

  • Anton Bruckner’s Symphony in d  ‘Nullte’; March in d & 3 pieces for orchestra premiered in Klosterneuburg, Austria

14

  • Gustav Mahler’s Symphony no.10 premiered in Vienna (movements 1 and 3)
  • Arnold Schoenberg’s musical drama Die glückliche Hand [the lucky hand] premiered in Vienna, lib. Schoenberg

15

  • Clara Smith records a session for Columbia in New York. Tracks cut include Death Letter Blues & Prescription for the Blues 

16

  • Ma Rainey records a session for Paramount in New York with Louis Armstrong (cor), Charlie Green (tb), Buster Bailey (cl), Fletcher Henderson (p), Charlie Dixon (bj). Tracks cut include Countin’ The Blues; Jelly Bean BluesSee See Rider Blues & Jealous Hearted Blues

17

  • Leos Janáček’s String Quartet No. 1 premiered in Prague

20

  • Ernst Krenek’s cantata Die Zwingburg op.14 [the fortress] premiered in Berlin

21

  • Celia Cruz born (Havana) Cuban Latin and salsa singer. Died 2003
  • Martin Pierre Marsick (77) dies in Paris
  • Leos Janáček’s wind sextet Youth premiered in Brno

24

  • Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 0 premiered in Klosterneuenburg
  • Emmett Miller records a session for Okeh. Tracks cut include Anytime

25

  • Earl Palmer born (New Orleans, LA) American R&B and rock drummer, session musician. Died 2008

26

  • Pedro Ipuche Riva born (Montevideo) Uruguayan composer, teacher, administrator. Died 1996

27

  • Gary Chester aka Cesario Gurciullo born (Saracusa, Italy) Italian-American drummer, session player. Died 1987
  • Charles-Marie Widor’s opera Nerto premiered in Paris, lib. M. Léna

29

  • Tom Clancy born (Carrick-on-Suir, Tipperary) Irish folk singer, actor. Member of the Clancy Brothers. Brother of Bobby (1927-2002), Paddy (1922-98) and Liam (1935-2009) Clancy. Died 1990

30

  • The Fletcher Henderson Orchestra record a session for Vocalion in New York. Tracks cut include Copenhagen & Words

31

  • Paul Hindemith’s Kammermusik no.2 op.36 for piano and orchestra premiered in Frankfurt

unk

  • Bix Beiderbecke leaves the Wolverine Orchestra for a three month stint with Jean Goldkette’s orchestra

releases

  • Ida Cox – Death Letter Blues / Kentucky Man Blues (Paramount)
  • George Gershwin & the Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra – Rhapsody in Blue parts 1 and 2 (Victor)
  • Ma Rainey – Shave ‘Em Dry Blues / Farewell Daddy Blues (Paramount)
  • Paul Whiteman Orchestra – Lonely little melody / Somebody loves me (Victor)
Sheet music for Arnold Schoenberg's opera Die glückliche Hand

Sheet music for Arnold Schoenberg’s opera Die glückliche Hand

Nov

1

  • Little Johnny Jones born (Jackson, MS) American blues pianist, harmonica player. Worked with Tampa Red, Muddy Waters and Elmore James. Died 1964

4

  • Gabriel Fauré (79) dies in Paris of pneumonia
  • Richard Strauss’ opera Intermezzo premiered in Dresden, lib. Strauss

6

  • Leos Janáček’s opera Příhody lišky Bystroušky [The Adventures of Vixen Bystrouška aka The Cunning Little Vixen], lib. Janáček after Rudolf Těsnohlídek and Stanislav Lolek, premiered in Brno
  • Jāzeps Vītols’s suite Dargakmeni [Jewels] op.66 for orchestra premiered in Riga
  • Clarence Williams’ Blue Five record a session for Okeh in New York with Eva Taylor (vo). Tracks cut include Everybody Loves My Baby & Of All The Wrong You’ve Done To Me

8

  • Sergei Lyapunov (64) dies in Paris following a heart attack

12

  • Sam Jones born (Jacksonville, FL) American jazz bassist, cellist, composer. Worked with Tiny Bradshaw, Cannonball Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar Peterson. Died 1981

13

  • Maggie Jones records a session for Columbia in New York. Tracks cut include Box Car Blues & Western Union Blues. Jones also recorded under her birth name Faye Barnes

14

  • The Fletcher Henderson Orchestra record a session for Columbia in New York. Tracks cut include The Meanest Kind of Blues & Naughty Man
  • Henri Rabaud’s opera Le Miracle des loups [The Miracle of the Wolves], lib. Rabaud, premiered in Paris

15

  • Walter Braunfels’s opera Don Gil von den grünen Hosen [Don Gil of the green trousers], lib. Braunfels, premiered in Munich

16

  • Edward E. Rice (76) dies in New York

17

  • Leonid Kogan born (Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine) Russian concert violinist. Died 1982
  • Ernő Dohnányi’s Ruralia Hungarica for orchestra premiered in Budapest
  • Arthur Honegger’s Six Poésies de Jean Cocteau for voice premiered in Paris

19

  • Alfredo Casella’s ballet La Giara [the jar] premiered in Paris

24

  • Bix Beiderbecke makes his recorded debut as a member of Jean Goldkette’s orchestra. Fred ‘Fuzzy’ Farrar, Tex Brusstar (tp) Bix Beiderbecke (cor) Bill Rank, Tommy Dorsey (tb) Stanley ‘Doc’ Ryker, Don Murray, George Williams (reeds) Joe Venuti (vln) Paul Mertz (p) ‘Howdy’ Quicksell (bjo) Irish Henry (tu) Charles Horvath (d). Tracks cut include Remember & I Want To See My Tennessee

25

  • Gamal Abdel-Rahim born (Cairo) Egyptian composer, teacher, pianist. Died 1988
  • Paul Desmond (Breitenfeld) born (San Francisco, CA) American jazz alto saxophonist, composer. Member of the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Died 1977

26

  • Michael Holliday born (Liverpool) English popular singer. Died 1963

29

  • Giacomo Puccini (65) dies in Brussels of heart failure
  • Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra record a session for Okeh in St Louis, MO. Tracks cut include Tulsa Blues; Goofy Dust; South; Vine Street Blues & Baby Dear

30

  • Klaus Huber born (Berne) Swiss composer.
  • Allan Sherman born (Chicago) American comedian, writer, singer, satirist. Died 1973

unk

  • Lovie Austin’s Blue Serenaders record a session for Paramount in Chicago. Tracks cut include Travelling Blues & Steppin’ On The Blues 
  • Duke Ellington’s Washingtonians make their first recordings for Blu Disc in New York. Bubber Miley (tp) Charlie Irvis (tb) Otto Hardwicke (as) Duke Ellington (p) George Francis (bj) Sonny Greer (d). Tracks cut include Choo Choo Rainy Nights

releases

  • Vernon Dalhart – The Wreck Of The Old 97 / The Prisoner’s Song (Victor) 
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Lovie Austin 1887-1972

Dec

1

  • Guy Bolton, Fred Thompson, George and Ira Gershwin’s musical Lady, Be Good! opens on Broadway, starring Fred and Adele Astaire (330 performances)
  • Sigmund Romberg & Dorothy Donnelly’s musical The Student Prince opens on Broadway (608 performances)

2

  • Leos Janáček’s Lachian Dances for orchestra premiered in Brno
  • Anton Webern’s Three Little Pieces for cello and piano op.11 premiered in Mainz

3

  • Giacomo Puccini’s funeral takes place in Milan cathedral

4

  • Erik Satie’s ballet Relâche [respite] premiered in Paris

6

  • Bessie Smith records a session for Columbia in New York with Fred Longshaw (p), Don Redman & Buster Bailey (cl). Tracks cut include Dying Gambler Blues & Sing Sing Prison Blues

8

  • Xaver Scharwenka (74) dies in Berlin

9

  • Bernard Zweers (70) dies in Amsterdam

12

  • Ernst Krenek’s Two Piano Suites op.26 premiered in Berlin

14

  • Henry Kimball Hadley’s opera A Night in Old Paris premiered in New York. Lib. Frederick Truesdell
  • Ottorino Respighi’s Pini de Roma [Pines of Rome] for orchestra premiered in Rome

17

  • Clarence Williams’ Blue Five record a session for Okeh in New York with Eva Taylor (vo). Tracks cut include Mandy, make up your mind; I’m a Little Blackbird looking for a Bluebird

18

  • Joseph Vidal (65) dies in Paris

20

  • Umberto Giordano’s opera La cena delle beffe [The dinner of mockery], lib. Sem Benelli, premiered in Milan

23

  • Nicolae Bretan’s opera Golem premiered in Cluj, Romania. Lib. Bretan

24

  • Lee Dorsey born (New Orleans, LA) American R&B and soul singer, boxer. Died 1986

28

  • Emmerich Kálmán’s operetta Gräfin Mariza [Countess Mariza], lib. Julius Brammer and Alfred Grünwald, premiered in Vienna

releases

  • Paul Whiteman Orchestra – All Alone / Hugo Frey & the Troubadours – I wonder what’s become of Sally? (Victor)
Sheet music for "Serenade" from the musical The Student Prince

Sheet music for “Serenade” from the musical The Student Prince

Date unknown

  •  Howard Hanson appointed director of the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, a position he holds until 1964
  • Sergei Koussevitzky appointed conductor and director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a post he holds until 1949

publications

  • Leopold Auer’s autobiography My Long Life in Music published in New York
  • Béla Bartók’s A magyar népdal [The Hungarian folksong] published in Budapest
  • Joseph Canteloube’s song collections Chants d’Auvergne books 1 and 2 published

songs published

  • All Alone; What’ll I Do (both Irving Berlin); California, Here I Come (Al Jolson, Buddy de Sylva, Joseph Meyer); Drinking Song (Drink! Drink! Drink!) (Dorothy Donnelly, Sigmund Romberg); Everybody Loves My Baby (Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams); Fascinating Rhythm; The Man I Love; Oh Lady, Be Good (all George & Ira Gershwin); I’ll See You In My Dreams; It Had To Be You (both Gus Kahn, Isham Jones); King Porter Stomp (Ferdinand Morton); The Prisoner’s Song (Guy Massey); See See Rider (Ma Rainey); Somebody Loves Me (Ballard MacDonald, B. G. De Sylva, George Gershwin); South (Bennie Moten, Thamon Hayes)

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