Natty Dominique's Creole Dance Band

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Natty Dominique is best-known for his erratic but sometimes quite rewarding playing with the great clarinetist Johnny Dodds in the 1920s. He made no recordings after 1940 except for the material on this CD; only two of the songs had been issued before 1993. Dominique is typically streaky in a septet that also includes clarinetist Darnell Howard, trombonist Preston Jackson, and drummer Baby Dodds, sounding fine on a few of the ensembles where he plays in a style reminiscent of Freddie Keppard. Most interesting are two excerpts from interviews, where Dominique talks about playing with Dodds, and remembers a lesson that he had from Louis Armstrong about the importance of being...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Natty Dominique is best-known for his erratic but sometimes quite rewarding playing with the great clarinetist Johnny Dodds in the 1920s. He made no recordings after 1940 except for the material on this CD; only two of the songs had been issued before 1993. Dominique is typically streaky in a septet that also includes clarinetist Darnell Howard, trombonist Preston Jackson, and drummer Baby Dodds, sounding fine on a few of the ensembles where he plays in a style reminiscent of Freddie Keppard. Most interesting are two excerpts from interviews, where Dominique talks about playing with Dodds, and remembers a lesson that he had from Louis Armstrong about the importance of being original. This is a historically significant, if not really essential, release.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/1/1995
  • Label: American Music Rec.
  • UPC: 762247101826
  • Catalog Number: 18
  • Sales rank: 319,475

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Natty Dominique Primary Artist, Trumpet
Baby Dodds Drums
Darnell Howard Clarinet
Preston Jackson Trombone
Bob Matthews Drums
Bill Settles Bass
Ralph Tervalon Piano
Sam Casimir Guitar
Technical Credits
W.C. Handy Composer
Martha E. Koenig Composer
Barry Martyn Producer
Spencer Williams Composer
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