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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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1905–1907 Walking with the King

1905–1907 Walking with the King

(p.52) Chapter 4 1905–1907 Walking with the King
Creole Trombone

John McCusker

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter focuses on the history of Kid Ory’s musical career during the period from 1905 to 1907. It discusses Ory’s trip to New Orleans to purchase a new trombone and highlights his meeting with jazz musician Buddy Bolden, who became a major influence in music. Ory’s group made several trips to New Orleans and developed friendships with members of Bolden’s band. In 1906, Ory’s band landed their first gig in Woodland Plantation.

Keywords:   Kid Ory, musical career, New Orleans, trombone, Buddy Bolden, jazz musician, Woodland Plantation

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