1-29 - Louis Armstrong(August 4 1901 1971 1913 shot a pistol in the air sent to reform school Dropped out of school at 11 had lessons there learned

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Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901- 1971) 1913: shot a pistol in the air sent to reform school Dropped out of school at 11 had lessons there; learned cornet at 17, took King Oliver’s place in the Kid Ory Band stayed with Oliver in Chicago; associated with cornet (1922) Fletcher Henderson (piano) recruited Armstrong in 1924; NYC became the top black dance band in the country “Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra” In 1925, did recordings with Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey; put together “The Hot Five” In 1927 ”The Hot Seven” (mainly recording groups); Johnny Dobbs, Kid Ory In 1954, “When the Saints Go Marching In” Heeby jeebys; first recording we have of Scat singing 1926 “Heeby Jeebies” Armstrong and his “Hot Five” -New Orleans style; banjo 1927 “Potato Head Blues” Armstrong and his “Hot Seven” Lil Hardin ; good piano player and composer Mrs. Armstrong for a while 1928 “West End Blues” (recorded in Chicago) “Hot Five” Trumpet solo in the beginning of the song hard to play the rhythms Armstrong does New Orlean’s style; Dixie land Chapter 7 -first effort of white musicians to learn from the black musicians 1920s “King of Jazz” Paul Whiteman- put together a Jazz Orchestra -wanted to make a mix between symphonic and jazz music -very racist in hiring policies -arranged jazz music -sweet jazz/ symphonic jazz Austin High (Chicago, Illinois) Started Chicago style of Dixie Land “Austin High Gang” Bix Beider becker (1903-1931) Iowa Known as one of the best white performers Went to school in Chicago Already working at the age of 21 Collaborated a lot with Frankie Trumbower (saxophone) “Singing the Blues” Jimmy Dorsie (clarinet) New Orleans Chicago New York Fletcher Henderson one of the most successful late bands in the late 1920s
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his way of arranging turned out to be the standard one person improvising a chorus at a time; if a wind person is soloing backed up by the brass trumpet plays backed up by the saxophones or clarinets Cotton Club : segregated club in New York for whites only -hired black Jazz players to play -national radio feed; people in Cali heard you
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course MUSIC 145 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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