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Alvin Alcorn

tr, 1912-2003 US, New Orleans
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Alvin Elmore Alcorn

American jazz trumpeter. Born: September 07, 1912 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Died: July 10 (or 17), 2003 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Taught by George McCullum and brother Oliver, probably influenced by Buddy Petit. Had own youngsters' band, played jitney dances with Joe Robichaux (piano). Then mostly travelling with reading bands. First recording with Don Albert and his Orchestra (San Antonio, 1936). After World War II, was in New Orleans groups. Played with the Olympia brass band on the soundtrack of the Bond Film Live and Let Die and played the New Orleans Assassin. Still active in New Orleans in 1970. (from "Deep South Piano" by Karl Gert zur Heide)

  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Brass
Popular Tracks   
At the Jazzband Ball on Sounds Of New Orleans, Vol. 5 by Alvin Alcorn
It Feels so Fine - Live on Live at Earthquake Mcgoon's, Vol. 1 by Alvin Alcorn & Paul 'Polo' Barnes
Original Dixieland One Step on Sounds Of New Orleans, Vol. 1 by Various Artists
Gettysburg March on Southland Sessions by Alvin Alcorn
Bourbon Street Parade on The Best of Jazz Crusade by Various Artists
Royal Garden Blues on Sounds Of New Orleans, Vol. 5 by Alvin Alcorn
I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None of This Jelly Roll on Southland Sessions by Alvin Alcorn
Caldonia on Rare Cuts - Well Done Vol 6 by Capt. John Handy, Alvin Alcorn & Jimmy Archey
Ting-a-Ling on Southland Sessions by Alvin Alcorn
Dippermouth Blues on Sounds Of New Orleans, Vol. 5 by Alvin Alcorn

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Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
Sounds Of New Orleans Vol.5Alvin Alcorn1988Album
Alvin Alcorn And His New Orleans Jazz BandAlvin Alcorn1975Album
Ricardo's Jazzmen Featuring Alvin AlcornRicardo's Jazzmen, Alvin Alcorn1973Album
Barnes, Alcorn, & BigardPaul Barnes, Alvin Alcorn, Alex Bigard1967Album
The New Orleans All StarsAlvin Alcorn, Jimmy Archey, Darnell Howard, Alton Purnell, Pops Foster, Josiah "Cie" FrazierAlbum
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