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Lu Watters

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Lu Watters - trumpet, bandleader The great New Orleans Revival, which influenced the development of traditional jazz through the 1940s in the U.S. and abroad, was launched by trumpeter Lu Watters and his young Yerba Buena Jazz Band. More than half a century later, their music continues to enjoy considerable popularity, and is prized and sought after by collectors, researched and analyzed by jazz historians. Cornetist Lu Watters began his career as a cruise ship musician. During the 1930s he worked with the Carol Lofner Orchestra and led his own big band at Sweet's Ballroom in Oakland

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Article: Live Review

Documenting Jazz 2019

Read "Documenting Jazz 2019" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Documenting Jazz Conservatory of Music and Drama TU Dublin jny: Dublin, Ireland January 17-19, 2019 Jazz music, which has pretty much always meant different things to different people, has been comprehensively documented since its arrival in the first decades of the twentieth century. The most obvious form ...

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News: Radio

This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: West Coast Classic Jazz In Concert

This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: West Coast Classic Jazz In Concert

They called their music “The Truth"—real, righteous Traditional Jazz. By the early 1940s, its champions were the powerful West Coast brassmen Turk Murphy and Lu Watters. Disciples of “The Real Stuff" themselves, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band presents their concert tribute to The West Coast Classic Jazz Revival at the Stanford Jazz Festival in California, this ...

Album

Wipeout

Label: FMR Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Wipe out; Roller coaster pt. 1; Roller coaster pts. 2 & 3; Ongoing situation pt. 1; Ongoing situation pt. 2; Children; Tribute to Mingus pts. 1 & 2; Tribute to Mingus pt. 3; The golden salamander; War dance; Monk's house; Homecoming.

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Article: Album Review

Amalgam: Wipeout

Read "Wipeout" reviewed by Marc Medwin


Here's a three-disc set of performances by Amalgam, saxophonist Trevor Watts' legendary jazz-funk free improv group from the '70s. These nine tracks were recorded on a late 1979 tour and originally released in 1980 in a four-LP box on Impetus. At that time, they had to be cut up, due to the LP's time constraints, but ...


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