Monk Hazel Bienville Orchestra

New Orleans Jazz: The Kings of Jazz

Episode 3

Episode date - May 25, 2007

How Music Changed

    Today we conclude our series on early Kings of New Orleans Jazz by looking at a few remaining classics that we haven’t yet discussed. This show allows to focus a bit more on King Oliver’s work, while also addressing other pivotal artists such as Jimmie Noone, Omer Simeon, Tommy Ladnier, Wingy Manone, and Henry Allen.

    For the most part, we have been sticking to a chronological timeline, so if you’ve been attentive, you may notice a greater emphasis on individualism throughout today’s show, especially when compared to the two previous episodes. This exemplifies the development of Jazz music towards a form of individualistic expression, and away from the ensemble style of playing. Here’s a list of songs featured in today’s program;

    That’s a Plenty – The New Orleans Owls

    Wolverine Blues – Jelly Roll Morton, with Johnny and Baby Dodds

    Apex Blues – Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra

    Smokehouse Blues – Omer Simeon

    High Society – Monk Hazel Bienville Orchestra

    Panama – Luis Russel Orchestra

    Tar Paper Stomp – Barbecue Joe and his Hot Dogs

    I’ve Found a New Baby – The New Orleans Feetwarmers

    Chimes Blues – King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band

    Canal Street Blues - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band

    Channel 8 - New Orleans Jazz