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The Original Memphis Five

Founded in 1917 by trumpeter Phil Napoleon and pianist Frank Signorelli, this phenomenal Fresh Orleans jazz quintet produced a huge amount of documents between 1921-1931, including many under different titles (such as for example Ladd’s Black color Aces and Carolina Cotton Pickers). Napoleon, trombonist Miff Mole (who in 1922 was been successful by Charles Panelli), clarinetist Jimmy Lytell, Signorelli, and drummer Jack port Roth had been regular fittings in the first days; beginning in 1926 the staff changed fairly regularly with cornetist Crimson Nichols, drummer Ray Bauduc, Mole, and (during one program apiece in 1928, 1929, and 1931), Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey producing appearances. THE INITIAL Memphis Five’s music was melodic, swinging, and incredibly jazz-oriented. Unfortunately the majority of their a huge selection of recordings never have been reissued on Compact disc yet.

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