- Armstrong learned to play the cornet at school in New Orleans
- New Orleans = trade centre. very influential in jazz.
- Played in jazz bands and clubs, moved to New York to form his Hot Seven.
- Recorded in Chicago - 10th May 1927
- Example of Paraphrase improvisation
- Middle section based on 'Alligator Crawl' by Fats Waller
- 12 Bar Blues in Fmajor
- 3 four bar phrases (Chord I at 1st phrase, Chord IV at 2nd phrase)
- Stylistic Techniques (Of Louis Armstrong): Scat singing, flexible with rubato, very heavily swung rhythms
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- Trumpet - Louis Armstrong
- Trombone - John Thomas
- Clarinet - Johnny Dodds
- Piano - Lil Hardin
- Guitar/Banjo - Johnny St Cyr
- Bass (played by tuba) - Pete Briggs
- Drums - Warren 'baby' Dodds
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Breakdown of the Piece
- Intro - Trumpet - C major
- Chorus 1 - Clarinet - Smears, Fall offs, scoops
- Chorus 2 - Ensemble - Clarinet takes counter melody, trombone and trumpet interweave with melody
- Link - 4 bars - Pedal G (V of C major-ready for modulation) and octave leaps
- Solo A - Trumpet - Syncopation - C major --> G major
- Solo B - Trumpet - Terminal Vibrato - E minor --> G major
- Solo A - Trumpet - Octave Leaps - C major --> G major
- Chorus 3 - Guitar-takes own rhythm + speeds up- solo guitar, v. unusual.
- Chorus 4 - Ensemble - Double time!
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