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Red Nichols, Miff Mole - That's A Plenty (1,929)
October 14, 2008
Red, Nichols, Miff, Mole, 1,929, 20's, 30's
Ernest Loring "Red" Nichols (May 8, 1,905-June 28, 1,965) was an American jazz cornettist.
Nichols was born in Ogden, Utah, the son of a music teacher. By the age of 12 he was playing cornet with his father's brass band. He decided to take up the new style of music called jazz after hearing the phonograph records of the Original Dixieland Jass Band. In 1,923 he moved east to perform with a band in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and (with a few tours of the midwest) made New York City his base throughout the 1,920s and 1,930s. He worked for various bandleaders including Paul Whiteman and Harry Reser and Henry Halstead., was a regular in the cooperative California Ramblers in addition to leading groups under his own name (often called Red Nichols & His Five Pennies), and of the band of his friend trombonist Miff Mole. Nichols became one of the busiest phonograph session musicians of his era, making hundreds of recording sessions of jazz and hot dance band music. He also played in several Broadway shows.
Irving Milfred Mole, better known as Miff Mole (11 March 1,898 - 29 April 1,961) was a jazz trombonist and band leader. He is generally considered as one of the greatest jazz trombonists and credited with creating "the first distinctive and influential solo jazz trombone style."
Miff Mole was born in Roosevelt, New York. As a child, he studied violin and piano and switched to trombone when he was 15.
He played in Gus Sharp's orchestra for two years and in the 1,920s went on to become a significant figure of the New York scene: he was a member of the Original Memphis Five (1,922), played with Russ Gorman, Roger Wolfe Kahn, Sam Lanin, Ray Miller and many others. His other activities, like those of many jazz musicians at the time, included working for silent film and radio orchestras. In 19,269 Mole and trumpeter Red Nichols led a band called "Miff Mole and his Little Molers". They recorded frequently until 1,930.