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Joseph "King" Oliver

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If we were to take all the major trumpet players in jazz, line them up in chronological order, ask them who they listened to and were influenced by, then send them down the long dark chute of jazz history, they would run right smack dab into King Oliver. Joseph Oliver was rumored to have been born on a plantation in Abend, Louisiana in 1885. His first instrument was the trombone, which by 1904 he was playing in the Onward Brass Band. He would continue with several bands, and started also playing the cornet. Being that New Orleans was a trumpet playing town, he had to work hard and long on his chops, and spent a lot of time learning to read music, which he became very good at, even in spite of having lost one eye

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Article: Radio

New Orleans Diaspora – Kid Ory and King Oliver (1922 - 1927)

Read "New Orleans Diaspora – Kid Ory and King Oliver (1922 - 1927)" reviewed by Russell Perry


In the last hour we listened to the first jazz recordings by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band in 1917 and the antecedents of the music. In this hour we will follow the diaspora of New Orleans musicians as they spread across the country bringing jazz with them. Playlist Host Intro 00:00 Kid Ory's ...

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Article: Album Review

Tom McDermott / Evan Christopher: Almost Native

Read "Almost Native" reviewed by Louis Heckheimer


Avant-garde art has been described as seeking innovation through experimentation, preferring novelty to formula and defying existing convention. The term “avant-garde traditionalism" could be a way to describe the music of New Orleans pianist Tom McDermott. Although it is rooted in the traditions of his adopted city, he pushes boundaries with his quirky compositions and interest ...

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Article: Live Review

Ted Daniel and Tomasz Stanko: Vision Festival 16, June 7, 2011

Read "Ted Daniel and Tomasz Stanko: Vision Festival 16, June 7, 2011" reviewed by Warren Allen


Ted Daniel's International Brass Membrane Society Salute to King OliverAbrons Art Center Main StageNew York, NYJune 7, 2011 Tuesday night at lower Manhattan's Abrons Art Center saw the Festival of New Trumpet team up with the hosting Vision Fest for a night of great music from musicians of all ages, ...

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King Oliver

Label: Archeophone Records
Released: 2007


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