Louis Armstrong and friends – Esquire Jazz Concert (1944) – Full Show. The first Esquire All-Star Concert, which took place in 1944, has been well documented on various discs, generally in bits and pieces, but [More]
Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller only worked together twice, briefly in 1925 in Erskine Tate’s band and four years later in the New York revue Connie’s Hot Chocolates. But Waller made an indelible enough impression [More]
It’s been said that Big Sid Catlett was the complete drummer, able to play with boppers and moldy figs alike and any kind of musician that fell in between those two opposite poles. Certainly his [More]
Track listing: 1 Snappy Rhythm 2:55 2 I Never Dreamt 3:01 3 Chicago 3:09 4 Night Life In Pompeii 3:06 5 Night Life In Pompeii 2:59 6 Japanese Sandman 3:16 7 Rhythm Business 2:52 8 [More]
Tracks listing: A1 Pitter Panther Patter 0:00 A2 Body And Soul 3:02 A3 Sophisticated Lady 6:13 A4 Mr. J. B. Blues 8:59 A5 Day Dream 12:03 A6 Junior Hop 15:00 A7 Squatty Roo 18:10 A8 [More]
Lоuіѕ Armѕtrоng wаѕ the first jazz ѕuреrѕtаr, a trumреtеr, singer, аnd оссаѕіоnаl асtоr whо bесаmе a glоbаl Amеrісаn ісоn. Dukе Ellіngtоn didn’t lead thе mоѕt popular оrсhеѕtrа оf thе ѕwіng еrа, but hе lеd оnе [More]
Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington were (and are) two of the main stems of jazz. Any way you look at it, just about everything that’s ever happened in this music leads directly — or indirectly [More]
“Clementine” (Billy Strayhorn). Personnel: Duke Ellington – piano Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams – trumpet Rex Stewart – cornet Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown – trombone Juan Tizol – valve trombone Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick – alto [More]
“Blues Of The Vagabond”  (Duke Ellington). Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra Personnel: Harry Carney – alto saxophone, baritone saxophone Johnny Hodges –  alto saxophone, soprano saxophone Fred Guy – banjo Wellman Braud – bass Barney [More]
“I Surrender Dear” is a song composed by Harry Barris with lyrics by Gordon Clifford. It was first performed by Bing Crosby and became his first solo hit. It has been covered by a large [More]