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Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz

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Edward "Kid" Ory (1886-1973) was a trombonist, composer, recording artist, and early New Orleans jazz band leader. Creole Trombone tells his story from birth on a rural sugar cane plantation in a French-speaking, ethnically mixed family, to his emergence in New Orleans as the city's hottest band leader. The Ory band featured such future jazz stars as Louis Armstrong and King Oliver, and was widely considered New Orleans's top "hot" band. Ory's career took him from New Orleans to California, where he and his band created the first African American New Orleans jazz recordings ever made. In 1925 he moved to Chicago where he made records with Oliver, Armstrong, and Jelly Roll Morton that captured the spirit of the jazz age. His most famous composition from that period, "Muskrat Ramble," is a jazz standard. Retired from music during the Depression, he returned in the 1940s and enjoyed a reignited career.Drawing on oral history and Ory's unpublished autobiography, Creole Trombone is a story that is told in large measure by Ory himself. The author reveals Ory's personality to the reader and shares remarkable stories of incredible innovations of the jazz pioneer. The book also features unpublished Ory compositions, photographs, and a selected discography of his most significant recordings.

Synopsis:

The definitive biography of the great band leader and New Orleans Jazz performer

About the Author

John McCusker, New Orleans, Louisiana, is a photographer for The Times-Picayune. He was part of the the team that shared the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Journalism for covering Hurricane Katrina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781617036279
Subtitle:
Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Author:
McCusker, John
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Jazz musicians
Subject:
Trombonists
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Music : History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Music : Genres & Styles - Jazz
Publication Date:
20120824
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
176

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Jazz
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Biography » Composers and Musicians

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