Jorge Sylvester ~ Alto Saxophone and Compositions
Jeff Carney ~ Upright Bass
Gene Jackson ~ Drums
The Blue Note Club ~ New York
Photography by Fernando Natalici
Luis Russell, began performing with New Orleans bands, and took lessons on New Orleans style jazz piano from Steve Lewis. He played with Albert Nicholas's band, then moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1924.
In Chicago he played with Doc Cook and King Oliver, in addition to occasional jobs under his own name and pick up bands in recording studios. With Oliver's band Russell moved to New York City in May 1927.