Various Artists

Trumpet Story, Vol. 1: 1926/1951

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AllMusic Review by Matt Collar

Part of the Jazz Archives label collections, Trumpet Story, Vol. 1: 1926/1951 is a solid overview of some of the most innovative and influential early jazz recordings by New Orleans trumpet players. Beginning in 1926 with King Oliver's funky "Deep Henderson," and quickly followed by Louis Armstrong's landmark 1927 cut of "Struttin' With Some Barbecue," the album moves chronologically through to 1951 and Hot Lips Page's "Jammin' The Boogie." Later collections will focus on players outside of New Orleans, but by focusing on musicians from the birthplace of jazz, this first volume showcases many lesser-known, but no less talented individuals such as Bubber Miley, Tommy Ladnier, and Lee Collins, who's 1951 "Mezzerola Blues" is a revelation. There is also a nice mix of classic and lesser-known recordings, making this a perfect introduction to classic jazz trumpet.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 King Oliver's Dixie Syncopators 03:09 Amazon
2
King Oliver's Orchestra 02:52 Amazon
3 Louis Armstrong 03:09 Amazon
4 Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra 03:33 Amazon
5
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra 03:06 Amazon
6 Mezzrow - Ladner Quintet 03:00 Amazon
7 Mezzrow - Ladner Quintet 02:52 Amazon
8 Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra 02:49 Amazon
9 Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra 03:14 Amazon
10 Jelly Roll Morton 03:37 Amazon
11
Mezz Mezzrow & His Orchestra 03:07 Amazon
12 Clarence Williams' Washboard Band 03:18 Amazon
13 Jelly Roll Morton 03:26 Amazon
14 Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band 02:59 Amazon
15
Sidney DeParis Blue Note Jazzmen 04:17 Amazon
16
Wilber DeParis & His Rampart Street Ramblers 04:27 Amazon
17 Chick Webb & His Orchestra 03:07 Amazon
18 Cootie Williams 02:25 Amazon
19 Duke Ellington 02:59 Amazon
20 Buck Clayton 02:34 Amazon
21
Jonah Jones & His Orchestra 04:15 Amazon
22 Albert Ammons 03:57 Amazon
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