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Edmond Hall


It took Edmond Hall an extended period to build up his own music personality, but by the first ’40s he previously an extremely distinctive and dirty audio within the clarinet which was immediately recognizable within 1 note. Among four clarinet playing brothers (including Herbie Hall) who have been the sons of early clarinetist Edward Hall, Edmond worked well in many rings in New Orleans (including Friend Petit’s during 1921-1923) prior to going to NY in 1928 with Alonzo Ross. He was with Claude Hopkins’ orchestra (1929-1935), doubling on baritone in support of sometimes sounding like his long term self on clarinet. Hall used Lucky Millinder, Zutty Singleton, and Joe Sullivan, and got his style collectively by enough time he became a member of Crimson Allen in 1940. He was with Teddy Wilson’s sextet (1941-1944) and rejected a chance to become Barney Bigard’s successor with Duke Ellington’s Orchestra in 1942. In 1944, Hall started dealing with Eddie Condon (including looks on his City Hall Concert radio series), led his personal group at Cafe Culture, spent a couple of years located in Boston, and during 1950-1955 was inside your home music group at Condon’s membership. Edmond Hall toured the planet as an associate of Louis Armstrong’s All-Stars (1955-1958), proved helpful in the 1960s occasionally with Condon, and produced his final documenting (before his loss of life from a coronary attack) at John Hammond’s 1967 Spirituals to Golf swing concert. He documented as a head for Blue Take note (1941-1944), Commodore, Savoy, Storyville, United Performers, and some smaller sized labels.

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Full Name Edmond Hall
Died February 11, 1967, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Profession Clarinetist
Nationality American
Siblings Herb Hall
Music Songs Profoundly Blue, Tishomingo Blues, Celestial Express, Blue Interval, Downtown Cafe Boogie, Big City Blues, Rompin' in '44, Streamin' and Beamin', The Sheik of Araby, It's Been So Long, I Want to Be Happy, Royal Garden Blues, Lonely Moments, A Shanty in Old Shanty Town, High Society, I've Found a New Baby, Edmond Hall Blues, Profoundly Blue No.2
Albums Struttin', Big City Blues, The Chronological Classics: Edmond Hall 1937-1944, The Chronological Classics: Edmond Hall 1944-1945, 20.3014-HI: Big City Blues (disc 2), The Best

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1 Was a member of "Louis Armstrong and his All Stars."



High Society 1956 Louis' Clarinetist (uncredited)
Barber Shop Blues 1933 Short Clarinetist (uncredited)



Hollywood Ending 2002 performer: "It's Been So Long" 1935
The Edsel Show 1957 TV Special performer: "Now You Has Jazz" - uncredited



The Edsel Show 1957 TV Special Himself - Clarinetist

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