Mutt Carey in New Orleans - early 20th Century
Joe Oliver had a few numbers that were on sheets of music, but he got away from it as quickly as he could. You see, Joe was no great reader. Joe Oliver was very strong. He was the greatest freak trumpet player I ever knew. he did most of his playing with cups, glasses, buckets, and mutes. He was the best gutbucket man I ever heard. I called him freak because the sounds he made were not made by the valves but through these artificial devices. In contrast, Louis [Armstrong] played everything through the horn.
I'll tell you something about Joe's records. I haven't heard a… 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. 42-43. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433529578467 accessed: 1 December, 2021
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|muted trumpet music||performed by Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong|
|Date/Time||early 20th Century|
Mutt Carey compares Joe Oliver and Louis Armstrong and notes the difference between hearing Oliver live and on record.