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Sarah Friedman Group 2 Project King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band One of New Orleans’s best cornetists, and a member of the Kid Ory Band, Joe “King” Oliver, formed the Creole Jazz Band in 1918. King Oliver’s Creole Jazz band was one of the best and most important bands in early Jazz. Though the band was formed in Chicago, it was made up of the best of the best of New Orleans’s musicians: Johnny Dodds on clarinet, Honroe Dutrey on trombone, Baby Dodds on drums, Bill Johnson on bass, Lil Hardin-Armstrong on piano, and the band’s leader, King Oliver on cornet. The already influential and popular band conquered the Chicago music scene when Oliver asked young, yet powerful, Louis Armstrong to join the band in Chicago to play second cornet. Armstrong’s addition ensured the growth of jazz across the continent. The Creole Jazz Band was the first to record in the New Orleans style at Richmond’s Gennett studio. Oliver and Armstrong made history and astounded audiences with their worked-out duet breaks. Armstrong freely improvised
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