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Jul 26
1912

The Van Eps Trio (two pianos and banjo) records Florida Rag in New York City, USA. (1912)

Jul 26
1918

Charles W. Harrison records I'm Always Chasing Rainbows, which will be released by Victor Records in the USA. (1918)

Jul 26
1926

Abe Lyman's California Ambassador Hotel Orchestra record I Can't Get Over A Girl Like You (Loving A Boy Like Me) and Sunday, for Brunswick Records in New York City, USA. (1926)

Jul 26
1929

Ambrose And his Orchestra record I'll See You Again and If Love Were All, in Chelsea, London, UK, for Decca Records. (1929)

Jul 26
1932

Philip Brown's Grosvenor Band records Crazy People, Troubles Are Like Bubbles, Mean Music and Love In Lilac Time, for Columbia Records in London, UK. (1932)

Jul 26
1935

Fred Astaire, with Johnny Green And His Orchestra, record the Jerome Kern composition The Way You Look Tonight, in Los Angeles, California, USA. (1935)


Jul 26
1936

Benny Goodman and his Orchestra are in Los Angeles, California, USA, where they are undertaking a two-month engagement at The Palomar Ballroom. (1936)

Jul 26
1939

The Duke Ellington Orchestra plays in The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (1939)

Jul 26
1940

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play the first of six nights at Eastwood Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1940)

Jul 26
1940

Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra, with vocalist Frank Sinatra, continue with their fourteen-week engagement at The Astor Hotel, New York City, USA. (1940)

Jul 26
1943

Ozzie Nelson And His Orchestra play in Akron, Ohio, USA. (1943)

Jul 26
1944

Jan Savitt And His Orchestra play in The Palace Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA. (1944)

Jul 26
1945

The Elliot Lawrence Orchestra plays in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (1945)

Jul 26
1945

The Elliot Lawrence Orchestra plays in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (1945)

Jul 26
1945

Les Brown And His Orchestra play at The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1945)

Jul 26
1951

Jack Parnell And His Music Makers play at The Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, UK in show entitled Fancy Free which stars comedian Tommy Trinder and actress Pat Kirkwood. Parnell's band, at this gig, includes Ronnie Scott on saxophone.(1951)

Jul 26
1953

Jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker plays at The Open Door, a club near Washington Square, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. His band consists of trumpeter Benny Harris, pianists Bud Powell and Al Haig, bassist Charles Mingus, and drummer Art Taylor. The entire show will be released, eventually, as the live album Complete Bird At The Open Door. (1953)

Jul 26
1955

The Keith Christie Quartet records Sultry Serenade, Baby Please Stop, Cottontail, Never No Lament, Mainstem, I Got It Bad, Drop Me Off at Harlem and It Don't Mean A Thing, for Esquire Records in London. The group line-up is Keith Christie (tb), Johnny Dankworth ("Dee") (as), Bill Sutcliffe (b) and Allan Ganley (d). (1955)

Jul 26
1959

The Ira Sullivan Quintet records Bluzinbee, Blue Stroll and other tracks at Richard Cunliffe Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Delmark Records. (1959)

Jul 26
1960

Gerry Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band has the second of three days of recording tracks for the Verve Records album The Concert Jazz Band, in Los Angeles, California, USA. (1960)

Jul 26
1961

Carmen McRae records I'm Gonna Lock My Heart [And Throw Away The Key], If The Moon Turns Green and Lover Man, in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records. (1961)

Jul 26
1962

John Coltrane plays the third of six nights at Leo's Casino, Euclid Quad Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. (1962)

Jul 26
1963

Nat 'King' Cole plays at the Capitol, Cardiff, Wales. (1963)

Jul 26
1980

R'n'b and jazz guitarist George Benson enters the UK popular singles chart with Give Me The Night, which will peak at No7 during a ten-week run on the chart. (1980)

Jul 26
1980

R'n'b and jazz guitarist George Benson enters the UK popular albums chart with Give Me The Night, which will peak at No3 during a 40-week run on the chart. (1980)

Jul 26
1980

Saxophonist Stanley Turrentine plays the fifth of six nights at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. (1980)

Jul 26
2002

Jazz trumpeter and arranger Buddy Baker dies of natural causes, aged 84, at home in Sherman Oaks, California, USA. In a long and acclaimed career, he worked with big band stars including Harry James, Stan Kenton, Jack Teagarden and Bob Crosby. (2002)

Jul 26
2005

Mavis Staples plays at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London. (2005)

Jul 26
2010

Natalie Cole plays in the Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportar?na, Budapest, Hungary. (2010)

Jul 26
2010

Mose Allison plays at Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (2010)