Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five

Armstrong's first studio band (1925-1927)

Louis Armstrong (vocals, trumpet, cornet)
Kid Ory (trombone)
Johnny Dodds (clarinet)
Lil Hardin-Armstrong (piano)
Johnny St. Cyr (banjo)

The name was also used for a series of recording sessions in late June/early July 1928 with a wholly different band, later renamed [a338994] and [a317860], consisting of
[a38201] (Vocals, Trumpet)
[a307436] (Trombone)
[a307251] (Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone)
[a257353] (Piano)
[a307461] (Banjo)
[a307168] (Drums)