Edmond Hall - Edmond Hall: Leader And Sideman - Four Classic Albums Plus (2CD) (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 484.40 Mb (CD1) + 438.53 Mb (CD2) + 30.61 Mb (Scans) | 02:38:48
Big Band, Swing, Dixieland | Country: USA | Label: Avid Jazz (AMSC1019)
It took Edmond Hall a long period to develop his own musical individuality, but by the early '40s he had a very distinctive and dirty sound on the clarinet that was immediately recognizable within one note. One of four clarinet playing brothers (including Herbie Hall) who were the sons of early clarinetist Edward Hall, Edmond worked in many bands in New Orleans (including Buddy Petit's during 1921-1923) before going to New York in 1928 with Alonzo Ross. He was with Claude Hopkins' orchestra (1929-1935), doubling on baritone and only occasionally sounding like his future self on clarinet. Hall played with Lucky Millinder, Zutty Singleton, and Joe Sullivan, and had his style together by the time he joined Red Allen in 1940.