Louis Armstrong and King Oliver

Louis Armstrong and King Oliver

by King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band

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Overview

Louis Armstrong's tenure as second cornetist to the great King Oliver is one of jazz history's legendary apprenticeships, on par with the one Miles Davis served with Charlie Parker or Stephane Grappelli's with Django Reinhardt. Sadly, only a handful of recordings survive from this formative period in Armstrong's career. This LP features 18 of King Oliver's 1923 recordings with Armstrong, as well as a bonus appendix consisting of seven tracks recorded in 1924 by the Red Onion Jazz Babies under Armstrong's sole leadership (and featuring, on one number, a very young Alberta Hunter). The performances are as red-hot as you'd expect, and include two King Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton duets.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/15/1992
Label: Milestone
UPC: 0025218471725
catalogNumber: 47017

Album Credits

Performance Credits

King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Johnny Dodds   Clarinet
King Oliver   Cornet,Track Performer
Red Onion Jazz Babies   Track Performer
Louis Armstrong   Cornet,Track Performer
Baby Dodds   Drums
Honore Dutrey   Trombone
Lil Hardin   Piano

Technical Credits

Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
King Oliver   Composer
Richard M. Jones   Composer
Armand Piron   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Contributor
Tom Delaney   Composer
Bill Johnson   Composer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer,Reissue Producer
Lawrence Payton   Composer
Dink Johnson   Composer
Benjamin Franklin Spikes   Composer
John Spikes   Composer
Pearl Delaney   Composer
Edgar Dowell   Composer
W. Smith   Composer
W. Benton Overstreet   Composer
William Higgins   Composer
Chris Smith   Composer
Alvin Robertson   Composer
Robinson   Composer

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Louis Armstrong and King Oliver 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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There isn't a serious jazz collector out there who can rightly call themselves such without bringing home this one and digesting it to the fullest. What you have here is a virtual holy relic, incomparable in its historical significance. If you're browsing for your next catch, do yourself a favor and stop right here. This is ESSENTIAL material.