Louis Armstrong and King Oliver

Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band

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Louis Armstrong and King Oliver Review

by Rick Anderson

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 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: King Oliver 02:41 Amazon
2 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: King Oliver 02:28 Amazon
3 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: King Oliver 02:09 Amazon
4 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: King Oliver 02:49 Amazon
5 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: King Oliver 02:52 Amazon
6 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: King Oliver 02:41 Amazon
7 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: King Oliver 02:25 Amazon
8 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: King Oliver 02:59 Amazon
9 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: King Oliver 02:57 Amazon
10 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: King Oliver 02:22 Amazon
11 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: King Oliver 02:28 Amazon
12 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: King Oliver 02:09 Amazon
13 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: King Oliver 02:43 Amazon
14 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: King Oliver 02:47 Amazon
15 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: King Oliver 02:43 Amazon
16 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: King Oliver 02:42 Amazon
17 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: King Oliver 02:42 Amazon
18 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: King Oliver 02:56 Amazon
19 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: The Red Onion Jazz Babies / King Oliver 03:03 Amazon
20 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: The Red Onion Jazz Babies / King Oliver 02:49 Amazon
21 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: The Red Onion Jazz Babies / King Oliver 02:49 Amazon
22 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: The Red Onion Jazz Babies / King Oliver 02:45 Amazon
23 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: The Red Onion Jazz Babies / King Oliver 02:50 Amazon
24 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: The Red Onion Jazz Babies / King Oliver 02:54 Amazon
25 Louis Armstrong / King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band feat: The Red Onion Jazz Babies / King Oliver 03:08 Amazon
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