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Chicago Jazz (New Orleans Rhythm Kings Volume 2 1923)

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Of all the good White bands to come out of New Orleans in the early days, the NORK was the subtlest, the most original, and the most influential. It also made the first multiracial recordings, with Jelly Roll Morton (included here). It says a good deal about the NORK's talents that the tracks on which Morton plays don't particularly stand out. ~ John Storm Roberts, Original Music, Rovi

Biography

Formed: 1922

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '20s, '30s

The New Orleans Rhythm Kings (NORK) were the finest jazz group to be on record in 1922, and the white band has served as proof that, even that early, African-Americans were not the only ones who could play jazz with individuality and integrity. The key members of the group (leader/cornetist Paul Mares, trombonist George Brunis, and clarinetist Leon Roppolo) were childhood friends from New Orleans. In 1922, they started a 17-month residency at the Friar's Inn Nightclub in Chicago and in August they...
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Chicago Jazz (New Orleans Rhythm Kings Volume 2 1923), New Orleans Rhythm Kings
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  • $21.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Trad Jazz
  • Released: 15 August 1991

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