Jazz Appreciation 2
Convenor - Roy Thorogood
Venue - The Home of Keith Ballard in Theydon Bois
Day and Time of Meetings - 3rd Thursday monthly from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
ThAt our last two meetings in July and August, I continued to tell the story of jazz. This month with the White Jazz scene in Chicago in 1922, also those jazz musicians that moved North from New Orleans to Chicago. These among others included the Dodds Brothers,Louis Armstrong who joined King Oliver and his Creole Jazz Band. There were of course those still playing Jazz in New Orleans, but work was hard to come by with the closure of Storyville. Some jazz musicians such as Kid Ory went to the West Coast.
The white jazz scene included the white group The News Orleans Rhythm Kings and The Austin High School Gang. Of course there was Joe King Oliver with Louis Armstrong who had made recordings in 1923 and 1924. By 1926 Louis had left the King Oliver band as Joe used to keep back most of the band's wages. Lil Armstrong then married to Louis, persuaded him to leave Oliver and start his own band. So Louis formed the Hot 5 and Hot 7, and we heard a few of their classic recordings. We also heard some other bands recording at the time. Also told the story of what happened to those musicians that played with Louis around 1926 to 1928. So we continue our story at our next meeting.
Our next meeting will be on Thursday 26th September from 2.30 p.m.
So if you would like to join us, please let me know.
The aim of the group is to look at the lives and hear the music of those pioneers that created this sensational music way back then.
So come and foot tap with us.