Trumpeter/cornetist and bandleader Joseph Oliver was among the first New Orleans jazz musicians to make records and tour nationally. As such he played a pivotal roll in bringing national/global attention and popularity to music that previously had a limited, regional audience. Oliver’s 1923 recordings with his Creole Jazz Band, including the then up-and-coming Louis Armstrong are brilliant, definitive performances that also serve as an historic document of jazz’s development.

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  • Canal Street Blues, King Oliver, 1923

  • Dipper Mouth Blues, King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band (1923)

  • King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band, April 5-6, 1923