SOUTH WEST OLDTIME ALL STARS
Sep 18, 2021
Here the original titles of the legendary Louis Armstrong Hot Five/Hot Seven come to life. Louis Daniel "Satchmo" Armstrong never "toured" with these formations, they were pure studio productions. In the performance of the Southwest Oldtime All Stars around trumpeter Martin Auer, jazz history literally comes to life, for Armstrong revolutionized the role of bands in 1925 and 1928 with the "Hot Five" and "Hot Seven" by making his fellow players partners at eye level. It is precisely this musical equality and plenty of room for improvisation that also characterizes the playing of the Southwest Oldtime All Stars. Not only for friends of New Orleans Jazz a musical pleasure on the highest level, which gets special authenticity by the drummer Trevor Richards. The 74-year-old Richards was a master student of Zutty Singleton (a member of the original line-up of Armstrong's Hot Seven), who even bequeathed him his drum set. Thus, together with his excellent partners, he provides an unmistakable band sound.