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1955 in jazz

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Decade  1950s in jazz
Music  1955 in music
1955 in jazz
See also  1954 in jazz – 1956 in jazz

This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1955.



  • 15 – The 2nd Newport Jazz Festival started in Newport, Rhode Island (July 15 – 17).
  • 17
  • Miles Davis historic performance at the Newport Jazz Festival resulted in George Avakian signing him to Columbia Records. This led to the formation of his so-called “first great quintet,” featuring John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones (the "’Round About Midnight" sessions).
  • Album releases

  • Herbie Nichols: The Third World
  • Ahmad Jamal: Poinciana
  • Erroll Garner: Concert by the Sea
  • George Shearing: Spell
  • Horace Silver: Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers
  • Lennie Tristano: Lennie Tristano
  • Oscar Peterson: At Zardi's
  • Frank Morgan: Frank Morgan
  • Herbie Nichols: Herbie Nichols Trio
  • Frank Sinatra: Songs for Young Lovers
  • Thelonious Monk: Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington
  • References

    1955 in jazz Wikipedia

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