An excellent supportive participant in Dixieland settings, Gene Mayl was most crucial being a leader of stimulating and hard-swinging bands that went beneath the name from the Dixieland Rhythm Kings. He founded the group in 1948, plus they had been active in to the 1980s. Mayl spent 1948 and 1949 in France where time he used Claude Luter, Don Byas and Claude Bolling. Furthermore to his very own groups, Mayl used many trad jazz all-stars including Bob Scobey, Muggsy Spanier, Billy Maxted, Crazy Costs Davison and George Brunies. For quite some time he was a significant power in the Dixieland motion from the Midwest. Mayl and his Dixieland Tempo Kings (which initial recorded an individual in 1948) produced recordings for Jazz Disk, Knickerbocker, Jazztone, Riverside (1953 and 1958), Audiophile, Jazzology, Blackbird, Crimson Onion and Fats Cat’s Jazz. His best-known sidemen had been trumpeter Carl Halen, trombonist Bob Mielke, clarinetist Joe Darensbourg, trombonist Booty Timber (in 1963), cornetist Ernie Carson and (for just one album) vocalist Claire Austin.