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1927
Louis Armstrong and his hot seven:
Louis Armstrong ­ trumpet
Johnny Dodds ­ Clarinet
John Thomas ­ trombone
Lil Hardin Armstrong - Piano
Slow harmonic pace.
Outer sections based on four choruses of a 12-bar blues in F
major (common in jazz at the time).

F major Introduction 2…

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Trombone acts as the tenor in the texture, sustained notes.
Bass tuba mostly plays two notes per bar (gives brass solid
presence.
Banjo and piano comping (playing repeated chords).

Middle Section
An extended solo by Armstrong.
Paraphrase improvisation.
As the solo progresses he adds his own improvisational detail.

Chorus 3…

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