Because the personnel include Louis Armstrong, Lillian Hardin, and Johnny and Baby Dodds, the 1923 recordings of King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band, originally made for the Gennett, OKeh, Columbia, and Paramount labels, have been reissued numerous times as formats have changed and technology has improved. Here, the Canadian label Off the Record (distributed in the U.S. by Archeophone Records) puts 37 tracks on two CDs, having made transfers from the most pristine 78-rpm discs available.
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.
Amazing 100 CD Set of containing a plethora of Classic Jazz tunes. New Orleans was the starting point of the collective improvisation. The Jazz for which the city on the Mississippi Delta was to become so famous for developed at the beginning of the 20th century.
In the path of the successful box sets dedicated to the music from the films of Tarantino, The Woody Allen Experience is an exquisite box containing 6 cd's with 84 of the best songs from the films of the great director. In The Woody Allen Experience we find songs from Manhattan, Husbands And Wives, Stardust Memories, Radio Days, The Purple Rose Of Cairo, Alice, Sweet And Lowdown, September and many others, in very elegant versions by absolute legends like Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, and Josephine Baker, among many others. The Woody Allen Experience can reproduce the authentic New York atmosphere, the musical roots of Woody and his favorite songs, which he has selected for his immortal films. An album to collect and enjoy.
Here comes Wynton Marsalis with a whopping seven CDs culled from septet performances at the Vanguard from 1990 through 1994. The music is cleverly presented: Each disc represents a different night of the week, starting on Monday and wrapping up with Sunday…