bessie smith

[audio:|titles= Bessie Smith, Empty Bed Blues, 1928]

louis armstrong

[audio:|titles=Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five, Heebie Jeebies, 1926]   Louis Armstrong played his trumpet with such great phrasing and tone.  He was a master… Read More »louis armstrong

jelly roll morton-king porter stomp

[audio:|titles=Jelly Roll Morton, King Porter Stomp, 1939] some more stride piano, getting the swing into the rhythm

fats waller

[audio:|titles= Fats Waller, Somebody Stole My Gal, 1935] I just finished a six week intensive look at the history of jazz. My ears are still… Read More »fats waller