Kid Ory Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band (1954)
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- Released: December 11, 1991
- Label: Good Time Jazz
- 1.When the Saints Go Marching In
- 2.Maple Leaf Rag
- 3.Wolverine Blues
- 4.That's a Plenty
- 5.Muskrat Ramble
- 6.Clarinet Marmalade
- 7.Gettysburg March
- 8.Yellow Dog Blues
- 9.I Found a New Baby
Personnel: Kid Ory, Alvin Alcorn, George Probert, Don Ewell, Bill Newman, Ed Garland, Minor Hall.
Personnel: Kid Ory (trombone); Bill Newman (guitar); George Probert (clarinet); Alvin Alcorn (trumpet); Don Ewell (piano); Minor Hall (drums).
Recording information: 08/09/1954-08/10/1954.
Photographer: William Claxton.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Don Ewell; Ed Garland; Minor Hall; George Probert; Bill Newman; Alvin Alcorn.
Along with Louis Armstrong and King Oliver, trombonist and bandleader Kid Ory was one of the founding fathers of jazz. Ironically, Ory made some of his best--and certainly best recorded--music in the 1950s, after a hiatus from the business in the '30s and a forceful comeback in the '40s. The band heard on these '54 sessions is especially excellent, and features clarinetist George Probert, trumpeter Alvin Alcorn, and a dynamic rhythm section in guitarist Bill Newman, pianist Don Ewell, bassist Ed Garland, and drummer Minor Hall.
The musicians distinguish themselves as ensemble players and as soloists, with Ory's famous tailgate trombone front and center throughout. There are versions of traditional tunes ("When the Saints Go Marching In" and "Maple Leaf Rag") alongside W.C. Handy's "Yellow Dog Blues" and "Muskrat Ramble," Ory's own contribution to the canon of all-time jazz classics. Though recorded in an era when traditional jazz was almost totally eclipsed by more modern styles, Ory and company let the old-school banner fly, and the result is vigorous, fun-loving, and timeless music.
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