The Arcadian Serenaders: The Complete Sets 1924-5
PERFORMER: Johnny de Droit & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra/Original Crescent City Jazzers/Arcadian Serenaders
CATALOGUE NO: RTR 79029
It’s an anomaly of jazz history that very little recording was done in New Orleans during the music’s infancy. These bands were among the few. Cornettist De Droit led a tough little septet and played a useful lead horn.
The Jazzers/Serenaders (basically the same group) feature the first appearances of Wingy Manone. Ancient history, but enjoyably high-spirited jinks from young guys discovering this new music. RC