musicology #285


twolegendsclash #8

(Louis Armstrong & His Hot 5 – Hotter Than That)

Last of the uptempo and fittingly it’s one from Father Armstrong’s final recording session with the original, groundbreaking super group known as the Hot 5. Featuring not only the talents of Armstrong but also Kid Ory on the trombone, Johnny Dodds playing clarinet, Lil Hardin on the piano, Johnny St Cyr plucking the banjo and Blues guitarist Lonnie Johnson. Might not sound ‘Avant Garde’ now but at the time it was. This group came with the ‘new style’ that was to influence much of the music that followed…

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