A thorough examination of the music, life and times of trumpeter Joe ‘King’ Oliver, one of the prime movers of early Classic Jazz.
This nearly four hours of programming that includes exclusive live performances of Oliver’s music by: South Frisco Jazz Band; Fenix Jazz Band of Argentina and Evergreen Classic Jazz Band of Washington
Oliver’s own historic records with his Creole Jazz Band, Dixie Syncopators and Jelly Roll Morton are heard along with music from: The Southern Stompers (France), Ted Shafer’s Jelly Roll Jazz Band, John Gill’s Dixieland Serenaders, Abbi Hubner’s Lowdown Wizards (Germany), Chris Tyle’s Silver Leaf Jazz Band and Keith Nichols Red Hot Syncopators (Britain).
(This Vintage JAZZ RHYTHM program was broadcast live in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early- to mid-1990s in 2-hour segments. In general these vintage programs contain more comprehensive information and examine the featured artists in greater depth. For this reason they may be of special interest to committed enthusiasts of vintage Jazz seeking a more complete picture of early Jazz style and the Trad Jazz musicians keeping this music alive today. While most of the local context has been removed, you will still hear references to the fact that these were heard Sunday nights on KALW-FM in San Francisco. JAZZ RHYTHM launched as a nationally syndicated series in its current form in October, 1998.)