1953

Wardell Gray Chronology

 

 

 

Created by Leif Bo Petersen

 

Last updated: December 4, 2013

 

 

Date

 

Event

References/Further Details

February 20

Teddy Charles West Coasters

Unknown studio, Los Angeles, CA.

Commercial recordings for Prestige.

 

See discography for details.

March early

Jam Session

Clef Club, Hollywood, CA.

Private recording exist.

 

See discography for details.

July

Louis Bellson and His Orchestra

Unknown studio, Los Angeles, CA.

Commercial recordings for Clef.

 

See discography for details.

August

Oscar Pettiford Band

Allan Smith (tp); Frank Morgan (as); Wardell Gray (ts); Oscar Pettiford (b); Unidentified (d).

Down Beat Club, San Francisco, CA.

 

Otto Flückiger's Wardell Gray Discography in Jazz Podium, June 1955.

 

August 18

Norman Granz Jam Session

Radio Recorder’s Studio, Los Angeles, CA.

Commercial recordings for Clef.

 

See discography for details.

September 20

Concert

Dizzy Gillespie

Billy Eckstine

Ruth Brown

Shorty Rogers All Stars

16 pieces: Including Conrad Gozo (tb); Wardell Gray (ts); Lorraine Geller (p).

Don Howard & Gene Norman (prod).

Russ Auditorium, San Diego, CA.

 

“First of KSDO’s Jazz Concerts Opens at Russ,” San Diego Union, September 21, 1953, a-12.

October 30

Little Willie Littlefield

Unknown studio, Los Angeles, CA.

Commercial recordings for Federal.

 

See discography for details.

December 29

Billy Eckstine acc. by

Lou Bring and His Orchestra

Unknown studio, Los Angeles, CA.

Commercial recordings for MG.

See discography for details.