Personalities | Edmond Hall | Twenties | Jazz & Blues

(Clarinet, 1901–67)

Raised in a musical family (his father Edward also played clarinet), Hall played around New Orleans during the early 1920s before departing to New York in 1928 to work with Alonzo Ross. He worked with Claude Hopkins, Lucky Millinder, Joe Sullivan and Zutty Singleton in the 1930s; with Teddy Wilson and Eddie Condon through the 1940s; and toured with Louis Armstrong’s All-Stars from 1955–58. He reunited with Condon in the 1960s and made his final recording in 1967 at John Hammond’s New York Spirituals To Swing concert.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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