Johnny Dodds

From the early days of the brass bands in New Orleans, to the hot jazz of the Roaring Twenties in Chicago, a key figure in the musical progression was the fluid toned, amazingly versatile clarinetist, Johnny Dodds.

. Born on April 12, 1892, in New Orleans, by his early teens his father bought him his first clarinet. He was self taught but did take lessons from Lorenzo Tio Sr, a well respected musician in the city. He took a more serious interest in the instrument at around age seventeen, playing with local ensembles as the Eagle Band, and the legendary Tuxedo Band, led by “Papa Celestin during the early formative years of jazz.

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Albums

Johnny Dodds Classics 1923-1929
Johnny Dodds Classics...
ABC Jazz
2005
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Classic Jazz Archive
Scandia
2004
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[no cover]
Perdido Street Blues
Scandia
2001
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[no cover]
The Chronological...
Scandia
1991
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[no cover]
The Chronogical...
Scandia
1991
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[no cover]
The Myth Of New...
Scandia
1990
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