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Sounds of New Oreleans Vol. 5

Alvin Alcorn

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Album Review

New Orleans trumpeter Alvin Alcorn is best known for his association with Kid Ory and did not lead that many sessions of his own. This Storyville CD has some rare live performances by Alcorn with a variety of top Dixielanders during three occasions in 1952-1953. The repertoire mostly has typical standards, but Alcorn sounds in fine form, and his sidemen (which include clarinetist Raymond Burke, trombonist Jack Delaney, and pianist Stan Mendelson) are spirited in their solos and ensemble playing. Highlights include "Original Dixieland One Step," "Royal Garden Blues," "Over the Waves," and "Roses of Picardy."

Biography

Born: 07 September 1912 in New Orleans, LA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

Alvin Alcorn's playing with Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band during 1954-1956 (which was well documented by Good Time Jazz and has been reissued in the Original Jazz Classics series) was simple but frequently superb. He was an expert at leading ensembles, had an attractive tone and was both subtle and occasionally powerful, building up ensembles to an explosive level. Taught music theory by his brother, Alcorn's early years were active if now cloaked in obscurity. He freelanced in New Orleans (playing...
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Sounds of New Oreleans Vol. 5, Alvin Alcorn
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  • 9,99 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: 1953

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