This Is Jazz, Vol. 1

This Is Jazz, Vol. 1

by Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong


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This Is Jazz, Vol. 1 isn't an ideal overview of Louis Armstrong's seminal Columbia recordings, but it isn't bad, either. Many of the featured 16 songs are among Armstrong's very best, giving novices a good idea of the sound, style, and depth of his music, even if it doesn't provide an ideal context. Nevertheless, This Is Jazz doesn't intend to provide context, which will undoubtedly frustrate collectors and jazz purists. However, it does succeed in offering an affordable sampler of his classic Columbia recordings for curious listeners -- and it succeeds quite well in that regard.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/30/1996
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646461327
catalogNumber: 64613

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Armstrong   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Cornet,Leader,Vocals
Johnny Dodds   Clarinet
Lionel Hampton   Drums,Vibes
Earl Hines   Piano,Celeste,Vocals
Budd Johnson   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Kid Ory   Trombone
Bill Perkins   Banjo,Guitar
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Zutty Singleton   Drums,Vocals
Joe Turner   Piano
Johnny St. Cyr   Banjo,Piano
Bernard Addison   Guitar
Gene Anderson   Piano,Celeste
Lil Armstrong   Piano
Joe Bailey   Tuba,String Bass
Lester Boone   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Pete Briggs   Tuba
Scoville Brown   Clarinet
Bert Curry   Alto Saxophone
Luther Graven   Trombone
Henry Hicks   Trombone
Hite   Leader,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Homer Hobson   Trumpet
Lavert Hutchinson   Tuba
George James   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Keg Johnson   Trombone
Marvin Johnson   Alto Saxophone
John Lindsay   String Bass
Willie Lynch   Drums,Leader
Castor McCord   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
"Big" Mike McKendrick   Banjo,Guitar
George Oldham   Alto Saxophone
George Orendorff   Trumpet
Yank Porter   Drums
Henry Price   Piano
Zilner Randolph   Trumpet
Harold Scott   Trumpet
Jimmy Strong   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Crawford Wethington   Alto Saxophone
Carroll Dickerson   Violin
Bobby Holmes   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Fred Robinson   Trombone
May Alix   Vocals
Ed Anderson   Trumpet
Mancy Carr   Banjo
Ellis Whiutlock   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Lionel Hampton   Contributor
King Oliver   Composer
Kid Ory   Contributor
Eddie Edwards   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Contributor
Boyd Atkins   Composer
Mark Fisher   Composer
Tom Piazza   Liner Notes
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Zilner Randolph   Arranger
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Herbert Stothart   Composer
Carroll Dickerson   Director
Cozbi Sanchez-Cabrera   Art Direction
Kim Gaucher   Art Direction
Joe Young   Composer
Rosemary Mulligan   Packaging Manager
Harry Akst   Composer
Harry Da Costa   Composer

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