Hot Fives & Sevens, Vol. 3 [Columbia]

Hot Fives & Sevens, Vol. 3 [Columbia]

by Louis Armstrong


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Louis Armstrong's 1925-1928 recordings with his Hot Fives and Hot Sevens belong in every serious jazz collection, even those owned by listeners who otherwise do not listen to music before bebop. Armstrong's remarkable trumpet solos of the 1920s were so advanced that they indirectly led the way not only toward swing but bop of 20 years later. On the third of seven CD volumes that have all of Louis' earliest records, Armstrong is featured with three separate groups. His Hot Seven (with the brilliant clarinetist Johnny Dodds, trombonist John Thomas, pianist Lil Armstrong, banjoist Johnny St. Cyr, Pete Briggs on tuba, and drummer Baby Dodds) plays three numbers (including the humorous "That's When I'll Come Back to You"). There are nine of the greatest Hot Five performances (with Dodds, trombonist Kid Ory, Lil on piano, and St. Cyr), including a perfectly constructed Louis Armstrong solo on the original version of "Struttin' With Some Barbeque," "Once in a While," and exciting guest appearances by guitarist Lonnie Johnson on three numbers (most notably "Hotter Than That"). This set concludes in 1928 with Louis Armstrong's new recording group the Savoy Ballroom Five (a sextet with pianist Earl Hines, drummer Zutty Singleton, trombonist Fred Robinson, Jimmy Strong on clarinet and tenor, and banjoist Mancy Cara); their four songs include the initial version of Hines' "A Monday Date" and the tricky "Fireworks." Essential music.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074644442229
catalogNumber: 44422

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Armstrong   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Leader,Vocals
Lonnie Johnson   Guitar
Johnny Dodds   Clarinet
Earl Hines   Piano,Vocals
Kid Ory   Trombone
Zutty Singleton   Drums
Johnny St. Cyr   Banjo,Guitar
Lil Armstrong   Piano,Vocals
Baby Dodds   Drums
Pete Briggs   Tuba
Jimmy Strong   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Fred Robinson   Trombone
Mancy Carr   Banjo
John Thomas   Trombone

Technical Credits

Earl Hines   Composer
Richard M. Jones   Producer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Lil Hardin   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Michael Brooks   Reissue Producer
Allen Weinberg   Cover Design
John Chilton   Liner Notes
Sydney Robin   Composer
William Butler   Composer
E.J. Bennett   Composer

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