The Hot Five was Louis Armstrong's first jazz recording band led under his own name.

It was a typical New Orleans jazz band in instrumentation, consisting of trumpet, clarinet, and trombone backed by a rhythm section. The original New Orleans jazz style leaned heavily on collective improvisation, where the three horns together played the lead: the trumpet played the main melody, and the clarinet and trombone played improvised accompaniments to the melody. This tradition was continued in the Hot Five, but because of Armstrong's creative gifts as a trumpet player, solo passages where the trumpet played alone began to appear more frequently. In these solos, Armstrong laid down the basic vocabulary of jazz improvising, and became its founding and most influential exponent.

Tracklist
Muskrat Ramble
Heebie Jeebies
Gut Bucket Blues
Skid-Dat-De-Dat
Yes! I'm In The Barrel
Cornet Chop Suey
Struttin' With Some Barbecue
I'm Not Rough
The Last Time
Got No Blues
Hotter Than Hot
Ory's Creole Trombone

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1956

Jazz / Dixieland

Sheps Banjo Boys
Half time Whistle

Louis Armstrong
Jazzin' With Armstrong

Louis Armstrong
Jazz Special - His Last Recordings

Papa Bue's Viking Jazz Band
Salutation March

Tony Mottola
String Band Strum-Along

New Orleans Rhythm Kings
Panama / Jazz It Blues

Kid Ory
We've Got Rhythm

George Lewis (2)
The Perennial

Bud Freeman's Summa Cum Laude Orchestra
Satanic Blues / The Sail Fish

Bud Freeman
Something Tender