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King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band 1923-1924 The Complete Set [CD]

King Oliver Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (18 Dec 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Retrieval
  • ASIN: B000005R5L
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,188 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Every art form has its classic representations and jazz is no exception. Prime among these must stand the recordings made by the KING OLIVER CREOLE JAZZ BAND in its various guises. The 41 sides presented in this mid-price 2CD set cover probably the most important early jazz recordings available and introduce not only the remarkable leader himself, but future stars such as LOUIS ARMSTRONG and JOHNNY DODDS. All tracks have received full audio restoration from the esteemed John R.T. Davies.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The First Great Jazz Records 5 Jun 2007
By J. Gibbons TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Having lived with these tracks for about 50 years, repeated listening has confirmed that these are the finest recordings of a 'classic' New Orleans ensemble ever made. The front line are completely integrated with no one (not even Louis Armstrong!) trying to hog the limelight. There are no 'star' soloists and the cornets, clarinet, and trombone, although distinctive voices, blend together to create a polyphony so perfect as to almost defy belief.

Sadly, this perfection could not last. The era of the great soloists was about to dawn and, although - for example - Armstrong, Hawkins, Bechet, etc created magnificent music, the very fact of their individual creativity meant the end of the truly integrated ensemble until the early 1940's. Duke Ellington, in the Blanton-Webster band, created just this and, importantly, found a way of integrating important solo voices within the ensemble that detracted from neither. But that's another story!

This edition of the Oliver Creole Band recordings was been splendidly remastered by the late, lamented, John R T Davis and contains the complete Gennett, Okeh, Columbia and Paramount sessions. Alternate takes are included. All in all, a perfect reissue of some of the most important of all jazz records.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The authentic jazz sound of New Orleans 28 Feb 2001
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This double album embraces 41 recordings made after the closing of Storyville and the shift of jazz from its birthplace in New Orleans. No jazz recordings had been made when Joe "King" Oliver formed his first bands and played there alongside such other New Orleans jazz "greats" as Kid Ory, Johnny Dodds and Sidney Bechet. The CDs include 37 tracks by King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band, 2 tracks with King Oliver and Clarence Williams accompanying vaudeville singers Jodie and Susie Edwards, and 2 tracks of King Oliver cornet solos accompanied by the "great" Jelly Roll Morton on piano.
The initial 8 tracks are revered by jazz enthusiasts and are amongst the first jazz recordings made by a Negro band. This was in Richmond, Indiana, with the rest of the 37 Creole Jazz Band tracks being recorded in Chicago. All this took place in the year 1923, and with no earlier jazz recordings it can be claimed these are the first real records of the authentic sound of New Orleans jazz. Indeed, it may be argued that there is no real New Orleans jazz other than that recorded elsewhere.
It is not practicable to comment on all 41 tracks, but the 37 by the Creole Jazz Band demonstrate a most important element in traditional jazz termed "collective improvisation" where all instruments improvise in relation to the melodies and harmonies of the others and blend into an ensemble sound. There is also an element of creating openings for others and taking advantage of openings by others for solo slots, and of siezing opportunities to join in chorus lines.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oliver Classics Remastered by John RT Davies 21 Feb 2010
Format:Audio CD
The 37 sides by King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band are essential for lovers of Traditional and Vintage Jazz. They were made in 1923 by the old pre-electric process and require concentrated listening. Fortunately there are two excellent CD sets available, this one and another on Off The Record. So how do they compare?
The Off The Record set features brand new transfers, straight from the original Gennett, Paramount, Okeh and Columbia discs. Great care has been taken with the transfers and the sound is exceptionally clear. No attempt has been made to alter the sound quality and most of the originals used are in remarkably good condition, apart from a rough copy of Southern Stomps Take 1. There are no extras.
This Retrieval set was done a few years back by remastering wizard John R.T. Davies. He was able to use many pristine originals, but had to resort to 30-year-old tape transfers and non-original sources for some sides. Nevertheless, the sound is remarkably clear and, somehow, Davies has managed to rebalance the sound to favour the under-recorded cornets. Extras include Oliver's 1924 sides with Jelly Roll Morton and Butterbeans & Susie.
The Off The Record set has the edge in terms of the source material used, but I actually prefer the sound of some sides on the Retrieval set. In fact, I wouldn't want to be without either set!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Real King! 1 Mar 2009
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I knew I wanted this as soon as I saw it. I may have first heard Oliver on the radio but my first extensive exposure to him was an LP record I bought on impulse in the early 1960s. I knew it would be scratchy and poorly recorded but I wanted something from near the beginning of Jazz. I still have it.

This CD is amazing. I can hear things that just didn't come through on the LP. It sounds to my probably not very critical ear as if it was recorded yesterday. That of course is one reason why I bought it. Another is that it has two tracks recorded with Jelly Roll Morton. I have never come across these before and they fill a gap in the recordings of Oliver and Morton.

Apart from mercifully few tracks with singers it does not sound dated at all. Yes I do listen to more recent recordings and styles but although from the begining of Jazz, this sounds fresh and swinging.

Doctor Edmond Souchon, who heard Oliver in New Orleans, said that he was past his peak when he went to Chicago. Maybe, but if so he must have been unbelievably good in New Orleans.

Well done the late John R T Davies who remastered this masterpiece.
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