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Miff Mole

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Irving Milfred Mole, known professionally as Miff Mole was a jazz trombonist and band leader. He is generally considered one of the greatest jazz trombonists and credited with creating "the first distinctive and influential solo jazz trombone style." His major recordings included "Slippin' Around", "Red Hot Mama" in 1924 with Sophie Tucker on vocals, "Miff's Blues", "There'll Come a Time (Wait and See)", on the film soundtrack to the 2008 movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Miff Mole was born in Roosevelt, Long Island, New York. He studied violin and piano as a child and switched to trombone when he was 15

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News: Video / DVD

Miff Mole: Miffology

Miff Mole: Miffology

The jazz trumpet dates back to Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke. The saxophone can be traced to Sidney Bechet and Frankie Trumbauer. And the piano dates back to Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton. As for the jazz trombone, it starts with Miff Mole. Mole is arguably the pioneer of the solo jazz trombone style. Born ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Bix and the Boys (1924 - 1928)

Read "Bix and the Boys (1924 - 1928)" reviewed by Russell Perry


(If this program is unavailable in your country from Mixcloud, please scroll down and listen via Soundcloud.) In the last hour we heard the most important jazz recordings of the 1920s—the Hot Fives and Hot Sevens led by cornetist Louis Armstrong. Perhaps the other most influential cornet player of the era was a ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Up In Harlem - The Bands (1924 - 1929)

Read "Up In Harlem - The Bands (1924 - 1929)" reviewed by Russell Perry


In the last hour, we explored the jazz of King Oliver's Chicago in the 1920s, and heard from The New Orleans Rhythm Kings, clarinetists Jimmy Noone and Johnny Dodds, pianists Earl Hines and Lovie Austin, cornetist Freddie Keppard and trumpeter Jabbo Smith. Now we move to the other emerging center of the music, New ...

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Article: Interview

Mauro Ottolini: Sousaphonix and Beyond

Read "Mauro Ottolini: Sousaphonix and Beyond" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Il Sousaphonix di Mauro Ottolini non ha bisogno di presentazioni. È una delle formazioni italiane più appassionanti e creative dell'ultimo decennio, dalla musica saldamente ancorata alla tradizione del jazz (fino a comprendere gli albori) e aperta a mille stimoli, dal rock all'avanguardia. In questi giorni è stato pubblicato il loro terzo album, Musica per ...

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News: Radio

"Crazy Rhythm:" Red Nichols And His Five Pennies This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

"Crazy Rhythm:" Red Nichols And His Five Pennies This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz the Jim Cullum Jazz Band tells the story of Red Nichols and his Five Pennies, illustrated with numerous historical recordings of Nichols and the ensembles he led. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International. You can also drop in on a continuous stream of shows at the ...

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Article: On and Off the Grid

All About Sonny

Read "All About Sonny" reviewed by Dom Minasi


I bet you thought I meant Sonny Rollins. When you hear the name Sonny, it's usually synonymous with Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, Sonny Fortune or even Sonny Sharrock; all of them jazz heroes. But there is a Sonny you probably have never heard of before who is a super hero.Who is he? His name ...

News: Radio

This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Red Nichols

This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Red Nichols

This week on Riverwalk Jazz the Jim Cullum Jazz Band tells the story of Red Nichols and his Five Pennies, illustrated with numerous historical recordings of Nichols and the ensembles he led. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM satellite radio and can be streamed on-demand from the Riverwalk Jazz ...

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News: Radio

Pre-bop Jazz Trombone This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Pre-bop Jazz Trombone This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week, Riverwalk Jazz celebrates the great voices of pre-WWII jazz trombone. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band joins forces with leading “old-school" players active today. Though all of them claim Jack Teagarden as a major influence and model for their playing, some have taken a special interest in the playing of other lesser-known but important historical ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Red Nichols: The Red Heads

Read "Red Nichols: The Red Heads" reviewed by Andrew J. Sammut


Red NicholsThe Red HeadsJazz Oracle2003 If you play on your own terms for small audiences without any recognition, you're a hero; if you do it while earning a steady paycheck and selling plenty of records, you're a sell-out. Or so it might seem for Ernest Loring “Red" ...


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