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Louis Cottrell, Sr.

Drummer Louis Cottrell, Sr. used the John Robichaux and Olympia Orchestras in the first 1900s in New Orleans before shifting to Chicago in 1915 with Manuel Perez’s music group. Cottrell spent his old age back New Orleans playing and documenting using a.J. Piron’s orchestra. He’s acknowledged with presenting the press move being a drumming technique and with influencing various other drummers like Baby Dodds, Cie Frazier, and Alfred Williams. His boy, Louis Cottrell, Jr., was a clarinetist and tenor saxophonist who set up his very own legacy in traditional jazz.

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