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Sonic Gems: King Oliver and His Creole Jazz Band – Off the Record

Joseph Nathan Oliver, better known as King Oliver, was an American jazz cornet player and bandleader.  A notable composer, his compositions included Dippermouth Blues, Sweet Like This, Canal Street Blues and Doctor Jazz.  As his student, Louis Armstrong has said, if it was not … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Some Notes You Have To Find For Yourself

“We all do ‘do, re, mi’, but you have to find the other notes yourself.” – Louis Armstrong In Western music, it really does come down to the fundamentals of a 12 tone scale.  The Sound of Music is not … Continue reading

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