Louis Armstrong
Silent Tongues
Fats Waller

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Although the term "traditional jazz" has been used for everything from Dixieland to the current straight-ahead jazz scene, Trad was the name for the form of New Orleans jazz that flourished in the United Kingdom during the 1950s and 1960s. Similar in style and sound to Dixieland, the best trad bands developed their own repertoire and distinctive approach to playing the happy music. The most popular bands were led by trumpeter Kenny Ball (who had a major hit with "Midnight in Moscow") and trombonist Chris Barber, and stars like Humphrey Lyttelton, Ken Colyer, and Monty Sunshine kept the scene alive and well -- at least until the Beatles caught on.

Trad Jazz Artists Highlights

Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Fats Waller
Fats Waller
Ben Webster
Ben Webster
Jelly Roll Morton
Jelly Roll Morton
Bessie Smith
Bessie Smith
Sidney Bechet
Sidney Bechet

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Trad Jazz Album Highlights

The Essential Bessie Smith
Bessie Smith
The Essential Bessie Smith
Silent Tongues
Cecil Taylor
Silent Tongues
On the Road with Duke Ellington [DVD/Video]
Duke Ellington
On the Road with Duke ...
The Best of Louis Armstrong: The Best of the Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings
Louis Armstrong
The Best of Louis ...
Hot Fives & Sevens, Vol. 3 [JSP]
Louis Armstrong
Hot Fives & Sevens, Vol. 3 ...
The Pearls
Jelly Roll Morton
The Pearls

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Trad Jazz Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Backwater Blues Bessie Smith
St. James Infirmary Louis Armstrong
Black Bottom Stomp Jelly Roll Morton
Ain't Misbehavin' Fats Waller
Savoy Blues Louis Armstrong
The Minor Drag Fats Waller
Our Love Is Here to Stay Ben Webster

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