Louis Armstrong

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by jim miller, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. gsmonks

    gsmonks Piano User

    Is there any mention in the book regarding Louis' playing the soprano trombone (aka slide trumpet, aka slide cornet)? Louis played the soprano trombone for around 15 years that I know of, especially when he played with Fate Marable and Joe "King" Oliver.

    Sadly, Fate's riverboat band never recorded, and that era is therefor pretty much lost to us, and to the best of my knowledge neither Louis Armstrong nor any other cornet/trumpet player of the 1920's (EG Freddie Keppard) recorded playing this instrument, though we still have the photographic evidence (look under Louis' chair):

    http://www.alsmiddlebrasspages.com/mellophone/images/marable.jpg
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    Here's Louis playing soprano trombone, front and centre:

    http://nfo.net/usa/oliver.gif
    oliver.gif (GIF Image, 500x393 pixels) - Scaled (52%)
     
  2. gsmonks

    gsmonks Piano User

    oops- double post-
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2010

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