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New Orleans Rhythm Kings

New Orleans Rhythm Kings
Formed: 1922
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Disbanded: 1925
Genre: Jazz
Group Members: Steve Brown, Gene Krupa, Jelly Roll Morton, Ben Pollack, Georg Brunis, Wingy Manone, Chink Martin, Santo Pecora, Red McKenzie, Jack Pettis, ...See All
Biography: The New Orleans Rhythm Kings (NORK) were the finest jazz group to be on record in 1922, and the white band has served as proof that, even that early, African-Americans were not the only ones who could play jazz with individuality and integrity. The key members of the group (leader/cornetist Paul Mares, ...Read full biography
New Orleans Rhythm Kings And Jelly Roll Morton
Released: 1992
Label: Fantasy Inc.
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This single CD reissues all of the music on the earlier double LP of the same title (and catalog number), except for some alternate takes, although it confuses matters a bit by adding a "new" alternate ...Read full review
The Complete Set: 1922-1925
Released: 2001
Label: Challenge Records
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1922-1925 Complete Set contains all that is essential from the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, arguably the finest small combo white jazz group of the early '20s. Comprised of Paul Mares on cornet, George Brunies ...Read full review
More New Orleans Rhythm Kings/Jelly Roll Morton albums: Compilations (11)