Bubber Miley

New York Horns: 1924-1928

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This European import CD has a variety of rare early performances. Cornetist Bubber Miley is heard in his pre-Duke Ellington period performing four odd duets with organist Arthur Ray (under the title of The Texas Blue Destroyers) and jamming with the interesting if erratic Kansas City Five. In addition there are three numbers from The Blue Rhythm Orchestra (a sextet with trombonist Jimmy Harrison and clarinetist Buster Bailey), three titles by the similar Gulf Coast Seven (although its 1928 selection includes several Ellingtonians), three songs from The Five Musical Blackbirds (a quintet with cornetist Thomas Morris) and, best of all, two hot numbers from the Roy Williams Band. Even for 1920s collectors this CD is not really essential but it does have its interesting moments.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:57
2 2:53
3 3:25
4 3:17
5 3:02
6 3:06
7
3:33
8 3:23
9 3:20
10
3:15
11
3:11
12 3:03
13 2:59
14 2:42
15 3:19
16 3:02
17 2:58
18 2:57
19 2:49
20 2:45
21 3:12
22 2:42
23 2:54
24 2:48
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