Chicago: The Living Legends
Chicago: The Living
Best known as the wife of jazz legend Louis Armstrong, Lil Hardin Armstrong was an exciting performer in her own right. This CD, a recording of a Chicago session in 1961, is an excellent example of her later work, featuring superb Dixieland-style jazz with Armstrong's exuberant piano. The Dixieland pieces (including Kid Ory's "Muskrat Ramble") are fast-paced and colorful, complemented by a few blues pieces performed with an attractive, smooth laziness. There are also some original pieces here: "Boogie Me," "Clip Joint" (featuring a spirited vocal performance by Armstrong that makes one wish more of her singing was available on record), and "Eastown Boogie".; A somewhat obscure recording that is nonetheless required listening. --Genevieve Williams
- ASIN: B000000Z8X
- UPC: 025218182324
Jazz Ladies 1924-1962
In devoting themselves mainly to the singers among the ladies of jazz, the genres historians too often neglected to evaluate the importance of women who were instrumentalists. Its necessary to take a longer look at the work of these pioneering women who paved the way for the wonderful musicians of today. This release aims to take a new look at these female jazz instrumentalists, and presents a treasure trove of rare gems that have been rarely recorded until now. The swing era which began in the thirties allowed a few all-girl orchestras to have some success. There was Ina Ray Hutton and Her Melodeans, and The Harlem Playgirls, and then The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, widely regarded as the best of the female orchestras. It was from bands like these that a few soloists with original personalities emerged. The first were pianists, as the presence of a woman at the piano seemed better accepted than that of girls playing other instruments. These pianists included Mary Lou Williams, Marian McPartland and Barbara Carroll. It wasnt long before other instrumentalists began to emerge, such as trumpeters Valaida Snow, Dolly Jones, and Clora Bryant, and saxophonists LAna Webster-Hyams and Viola Burnside.
- ASIN: B01N7MOXRE
Music of Lil Hardin Armstrong
Ray Charles: The Genius at His Best
Born to Swing: Lil Hardin Armstrong's Life in Jazz
Born to Swing: Lil Hardin Armstrong's Life in
Here is the story of "Hot Miss Lil" Hardin Armstrong, legendary jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader--and a female pioneer on the music stage.Ever since she was a young girl, Lil Hardin played music with a beat. She jammed at home, at church, and even at her first job in a music store. At a time when women's only place in jazz was at the microphone, Lil earned a spot playing piano in Chicago's hottest band. She went on to achieve fame as a bandleader and composer, and "swung" with many of the greatest early jazz musicians, including her husband, Louis Armstrong. Award-winning author Mara Rockliff and acclaimed illustrator Michele Wood brilliantly capture the rhythms and passions of this jazz pioneer and legend whose music and story deserve to be heard. This biography contains strong back matter which includes archival images, further information about Lil, a list of some of her songs and recordings, a timeline, an author's note, and a bibliography.
- ASIN: 1629795550
Chicago: The Living Legends by Lil Hardin Armstrong (1990-01-01)
The Girls in the Band Collector's Edition
The Girls in the Band Collector's
They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low-cut gowns and short shorts, they kowtowed to the club owners and smiled at the customers. And they did it all, just to play the music they loved. In the 1930s and '40s, only men were truly accepted as jazz musicians, with women chiefly featured as vocalists. Yet hundreds of female instrumentalists toured the U.S. in glamorous all-girl bands or playing side by side with their male counterparts. Sadly, by the mid-1950s, female jazz musicians had virtually disappeared from the scene, their names and contributions to music forgotten. THE GIRLS IN THE BAND tells the poignant and heroic untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating journeys from the late 1930s to the present day. The women profiled include trumpeter Clora Bryant, saxophonist Peggy Gilbert and Billie Rogers, a trumpeter in Woody Herman's band. Also appearing in this tribute to immensely talented yet unsung players are such acclaimed modern-day musicians as Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding, Geri Allen, Anat Cohen, Jane Ira Bloom and Terry Lynne Carrington.
- Brand: VIRGIL FILMS AND ENTERTAI
- ASIN: B014FLXGHI
- UPC: 829567119020
Louis Armstrong , the Hot Fives Vol. 1 (Columbia // Jazz)
Louis Armstrong , the Hot Fives Vol. 1
A // My Heart, Yes, I'm in the Barrel, Gut Bucket Blues, Come Back Sweet Papa, Georgia Grind, Heebie Jeebies, Cornet Chop Suey, Oriental Strut. B // Your' next, Muskrat Ramble, Don't Forget to Mess Around, I'm gonna Gitcha, Droppin' Shucks, Who' Sit, King of the Zulus, Big Fat Ma and Skinny Pa.
- ASIN: B00XK8QBJS
Essential Original Albums - Sidney Bechet
2010 collection containing the complete superlative recordings made by Sidney Bechet with French pianist Martial Solal. All of these tracks were recorded in a quartet setting, with accompaniment by the great drummer Kenny Clarke on the second session. As a bonus, we have added all of the master takes made by Bechet in a trio session that was also recorded in Paris with Lil Armstrong and Zutty Singleton in 1952. Essential Jazz Classics.
- Brand: CD
- ASIN: B0038AN4KM
Golden Years of Revival Jazz 10 / Various
Golden Years of Revival Jazz 10 /
The Golden Years Of Revival Jazz is the result of several years of preparation. It’s a series of re-releases from Storyville’s traditional jazz repertoire, recorded in the 1950s and 60s, although some of the material is only now seeing the light of day for the first time! Volume 10 features music from seven top-class British and Scandinavian bands, including Sandy Brown’s Jazzband, Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band, Papa Bue’s Viking Jazzband, and Graham Stewart’s New Orleans Band. There are also appearances from Arne Birger, Lennie Baldwin, and the Bohana Jazz Band. As you expect from Storyville, this CD is a high-quality release of some original recordings, blended to create a unique Jazz experience.Includes these songs:Africa BluesAfrican QueenCanal Street BluesCementary BluesDarkness On the DeltaFranklin Street BluesFunny FeathermanKing JoeLi'l Liza JaneNothing BluesRiverside BluesRoyal TelephoneSibiriaSpecial DeliveryStepping On The BluesSweet Lovon' ManTearsTravelling Bl
- ASIN: B00004WEZA
- UPC: 717101551521