Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band

Louis Armstrong and King Oliver

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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.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
feat: King Oliver
2:41 Amazon
2
feat: King Oliver
2:28 Amazon
3
feat: King Oliver
2:09 Amazon
4
feat: King Oliver
2:49 Amazon
5
feat: King Oliver
2:52 Amazon
6
feat: King Oliver
2:41 Amazon
7
feat: King Oliver
2:25 Amazon
8
feat: King Oliver
2:59 Amazon
9
feat: King Oliver
2:57 Amazon
10
feat: King Oliver
2:22 Amazon
11
feat: King Oliver
2:28 Amazon
12
feat: King Oliver
2:09 Amazon
13
feat: King Oliver
2:43 Amazon
14
feat: King Oliver
2:47 Amazon
15
feat: King Oliver
2:43 Amazon
16
feat: King Oliver
2:42 Amazon
17
feat: King Oliver
2:42 Amazon
18
feat: King Oliver
2:56 Amazon
19 3:03 Amazon
20 2:49 Amazon
21 2:49 Amazon
22 2:45 Amazon
23 2:50 Amazon
24 2:54 Amazon
25 3:08 Amazon
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