Kid Ory

1886 - 1973

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Edward "Kid" Ory (December 25, 1886 – January 23, 1973) was an American jazz composer, trombonist and bandleader. One of the early users of the glissando technique, he helped establish it as a central element of New Orleans jazz. He was born near LaPlace, Louisiana and moved to New Orleans on his 21st birthday, to Los Angeles in 1910 and to Chicago in 1925. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kid Ory has received more than 214,173 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Kid Ory is the 815th most popular musician (down from 644th in 2019), the 4,084th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,122nd in 2019) and the 287th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Kid Ory ranks 815 out of 2,675Before him are Dimebag Darrell, John Williams, Gerry Rafferty, Tommy Dorsey, Ian Hill, and Hide. After him are Ivo Pogorelić, Hugh McDonald, Éric Serra, Tommy Thayer, Al Stewart, and Yiruma.

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Among people born in 1886, Kid Ory ranks 142Before him are Maithili Sharan Gupt, Alfonso Daniel Rodríguez Castelao, Max Vasmer, Constant Permeke, Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Carisbrooke, and Roberto María Ortiz. After him are Kurt Schmitt, Toivo Mikael Kivimäki, Ion Gigurtu, Bertha Krupp, Dimitri Uznadze, and Mohammad-Taqi Bahar. Among people deceased in 1973, Kid Ory ranks 132Before him are István Kertész, Joseph Szigeti, Nobuko Yoshiya, Robert Watson-Watt, Gustaf Molander, and Abd al-Rahman al-Bazzaz. After him are Adolfo Zumelzú, Nancy Mitford, Aleksandr Ptushko, Willy Fritsch, Jeannette Rankin, and Nikolay Kamov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kid Ory ranks 4,084 out of 15,968Before him are Carlos Hathcock (1942), Mark Donohue (1937), George Andrew Reisner (1867), Tracy Pollan (1960), Greg Mankiw (1958), and Tommy Dorsey (1905). After him are Sarah Clarke (1972), Jennifer Warnes (1947), Arthur O'Connell (1908), Tom Mix (1880), Jim Dine (1935), and Hugh McDonald (1950).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Kid Ory ranks 287Before him are John Mayer (1977), Johnny Hodges (1906), Grover Washington Jr. (1943), Earl Hines (1903), Dimebag Darrell (1966), and Tommy Dorsey (1905). After him are Hugh McDonald (1950), Tommy Thayer (1960), Cecil Taylor (1929), Kerry King (1964), Donald "Duck" Dunn (1941), and Otis Rush (1934).