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Creole TromboneKid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz$
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John McCusker

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617036262

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617036262.001.0001

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1925–1933 Chicago Sideman

1925–1933 Chicago Sideman

(p.156) Chapter 9 1925–1933 Chicago Sideman
Creole Trombone

John McCusker

University Press of Mississippi

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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