TOMMY LADNIER

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Thomas James "Tommy" Ladnier (May 28, 1900 – June 4, 1939) was an American jazz trumpeter. French jazz critic Hugues Panassié rated him second only to Louis Armstrong.

Ladnier was born in Mandeville, Louisiana across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans. He played in the local Independence Band led by clarinetist Isidore Fritz (a.k.a. Frick) from c. 1914. Trumpeter Bunk Johnson sometimes also played with this band and gave young Ladnier tuition. In 1917, he moved with his mother to Chicago. At first he, like many Southerners coming to Chicago, worked at the Chicago Stock Yards. He married Hazel B “Daisy” Mathews in 1920 and became a professional musician around 1921. He played for some time in St. Louis with Charlie Creath. From 1923, he played in Chicago and made numerous recordings for Paramount Records with pianist Lovie Austin, accompanying blues singers like Ma Rainey, Ida Cox, and Alberta Hunter. In 1923,
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TOMMY LADNIER Blues & Stomps album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues & Stomps
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1954
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Tommy Ladnier plays the Blues
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1954

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TOMMY LADNIER Jazz De Poche N° 34 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz De Poche N° 34
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1963

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"The Panassié Sessions" (1938)
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1975
TOMMY LADNIER The Legendary New Orleans Trumpet - Story 1923/1939 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Legendary New Orleans Trumpet - Story 1923/1939
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1997
TOMMY LADNIER Goose Pimples album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Goose Pimples
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1999
TOMMY LADNIER Steppin` On The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Steppin` On The Blues
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2000
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Tommy Ladnier
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2009
TOMMY LADNIER The Warm And Tender Soul Of Tommy Ladnier album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Warm And Tender Soul Of Tommy Ladnier
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2010

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Weary Blues / Ja-Da
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1939

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