Tommy Brookins in Chicago - the 1920's
Although he didn't have what is usually called a "personality", Joe Oliver impressed me from the first the I saw him. He was a tranquil man and it was surprising to see him blow such joyous music.
In this era [1920's prohibition era, the Royal Garden, Chicago], Louis Armstrong played in the ensemble and Oliver took the majority of solos. He had a real 'gutbucket tone' and really moved. Armstrong was only rarely heard playing solo [... When he did solo,] Louis really played, showing everyone present all he knew, all his tricks, and he received after each song tremendous … more >>
Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It (London, 1992), p. 98-99. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434553968409 accessed: 26 October, 2021
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|Jazz band music||performed by King Oliver and His Creole Jazz Band|
|jazz horn music||performed by Louis Armstrong|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|