Joe Robichaux - piano (1900 - 1965)
Joseph Robichaux was born in New Orleans in 1900, and lived there for most of his life, with spasms of jazz action in Chicago and New York, or touring in Cuba, Europe and Japan. He played piano with Oscar Celestin, in the Black Eagle Band, and also accompanied the excellent Jones/Collins Astoria Hot 8, one of the first bands (1929) to be recorded at home in New Orleans.
As a pianist he was a modernizer with a full grasp of New Orleans tradition, and his band played what could be called 'New New Orleans music'. On his Document release, The Rhythm Boys supplied tight, sharp, driving ensemble work, with fierce riffs being interspersed with hard, blazing solos