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Home of Musician and Educator David Marriott, Jr.

David Marriott, Jr. is a jazz trombonist, composer/arranger, educator, and blogger. A two-time Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award recipient and winner of the 1999 National Jazz Trombone Competition, David is active in a variety of Seattle jazz groups, including the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Zubatto Syndicate and his own critically-acclaimed groups Septology and Triskaidekaband.

New Book on Louis Armstrong and Hot Five and Seven Recordings

51SKePos3bL._AA240_.jpgCourtesy of Jazz News, there is a new book out documenting the famous Louis Armstrong Hot Fives and Sevens recordings.  Written by Gene H. Anderson, and edited by Michael J. Budds (who wrote one of my favorite jazz books, Jazz in the Sixties), The Original Hot Five Recordings of Louis Armstrong seems to follow the same vein as Ashley Kahn's Kind of Blue and A Love Supreme books: documenting the before, during, and after of these famous recordings, with most of the detail paid to the recordings and recording sessions themselves. My copy is on it's way from Amazon presently...