Original Dixieland Jazz Band
"Dixie Jazz Band One-Step"
First Jazz recording.
ODJB had a similar structure to that of ragtime.
Good example of collective improvisation
King Oliver and His Creole Jazz Band
Rich in improvisation.
Use of breaks
Louis Armstong on cornet
Louis Arstrong and Earl Hines
"West End Blues"
Antiphonal scat singing between armstrong and the Clarinet
EH on the piano, flow-chop-flow
Armstrong's infamous solo with extended high note
Bix Bierderbecke and Frankie Trumbauer
Bierderbecke's not selection while soloing
Antiphony in breaks
Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong
Harmonium and Louis on the Clarinet
Smith's powerful voice complimented by Armstong's improvisation
"Taxi War Dance"
Rhythm section with the boogie-woogie piano, smooth and even.
Solos, Lester Young on the tenor sax and Dickey Wells on the trombone.
Chorus of ANtiphony
Riff based composition
Mary Lou Williams
Andy Kirk and his 12 clouds (ft. MLW)
"Walkin' and "Swingin"
More elaborate instamentation than typically heard in Kansas City Bands of the 30's
Angular Melody arranged for one trumpet and three saxaphones
Stride-based piano solo
Duke Ellington's Big Band
Rhythm section walking four
Mix of NYC and New Orleans elements
Hot soloist against swing based back grounds
Masterful use of variety of instraments