Nick LaRocca

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Dominic James "Nick" LaRocca (April 11, 1889 – February 22, 1961), was an early jazz cornetist and trumpeter and the leader of the Original Dixieland Jass Band. He is the composer of one of the most recorded jazz classics of all-time, "Tiger Rag". He was part of what is generally regarded as the first recorded jazz band, a band which recorded and released the first jazz recording, "Livery Stable Blues" in 1917.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 echoes from the snowball club Morten Gunnar Larsen 1
1987 The Birth of Rhapsody in Blue: Paul Whiteman's Historic Aeolian Hall Concert of 1924 Maurice Peress 2

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 The Chronological Classics: Pee Wee Russell 1935-1946 Pee Wee Russell 1

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