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1925–1933 Chicago Sideman

1925–1933 Chicago Sideman

Chapter:
(p.156) Chapter 9 1925–1933 Chicago Sideman
Source:
Creole Trombone
Author(s):
John McCusker
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617036262.003.0010

This chapter focuses on the history of Kid Ory’s musical career during the period from 1925 to 1933. It explains that in Chicago, Ory played sideman and backed up other jazz musicians including Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and King Oliver, and made classic recordings which crystallized the sounds that defined the jazz age. The chapter also highlights Ory’s decision to call it quits in 1933 and his decision to work as a janitor with the Santa Fe Railroad in Los Angeles.

Keywords:   Kid Ory, musical career, sideman, jazz musicians, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, janitor, Santa Fe Railroad, Los Angeles

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