Author John McCusker offers an authoritative look at a jazz great that includes previously unpublished photos and materials from Kid Ory’s own unpublished autobiography.
“Kid Ory is neither celebrity nor myth. He was a flesh-and-blood jazzman who arrived on the scene in New Orleans at the same time as the music itself. The man and the music came up together, reached maturity together and, ultimately, faded from the scene together.”
Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz joins an impressive roster of titles in the American Made Music Series by University Press of Mississippi.