Phil Napoleon (2 September 1901 – 1 October 1990), born Filippo Napoli, was an early jazz trumpeter and bandleader born in Boston, Massachusetts. Ron Wynn notes that Napoleon "was a competent, though unimaginative trumpeter whose greatest value was the many recording sessions he led that helped increase jazz's popularity in the mid-'20s." Richard Cook and Brian Morton, writing for The Penguin Guide to Jazz, refer to Napoleon as "a genuine pioneer" whose playing was "profoundly influential on men such as Red Nichols and Bix Beiderbecke."

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  • Phil Napoleon (Filippo Napoli) est un trompettiste de jazz américain né en 2 septembre 1901 à Boston (Massachusetts) et décédé le 13 septembre 1990 à Miami (Floride). (fr)
  • Phil Napoleon, eigentlich Filippo Napoli, (* 2. September 1901 in Boston; † 13. September 1990 in North Miami in Florida) war ein US-amerikanischer Jazz-Trompeter und Bandleader des frühen New Orleans Jazz. Napoleon genoss in seiner Kindheit eine klassische Ausbildung an der Trompete. Als Jugendlicher spielte er in verschiedenen Tanzbands. Napoleon war einer der ersten weißen Musiker an der Nordostküste, die den damals neuen New Orleans Jazz aufgriffen. 1917 gründete er mit dem Pianisten Frank Signorelli die Original Memphis Five, deren Musik sich an dem Vorbild der Original Dixieland Jass Band orientierte. Die Original Memphis Five war in den 1920er Jahren eine der meistbeschäftigten Jazzbands in New York und nahmen bei vielen Labels teilweise unter Pseudonymen auf, wie „The Charleston Chasers“. In der Band spielten u. a. Miff Mole, Red Nichols, Tommy Dorsey und Jimmy Dorsey, Dave Tough, Pee Wee Russell, Jack Teagarden, Gene Krupa, Glenn Miller, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang. Nachdem sich die Band 1928 auflöste, arbeitete Napoleon als Studiomusiker bei NBC-Radio. 1937 hatte er auch kurz eine eigene Big Band, die für Variety aufnahm, aber wenig Erfolg hatte. Von 1943 bis 1947 sprang er in der Big Band seines ehemaligen Orchestermitglieds Jimmy Dorsey in Los Angeles ein, dem die Bandmitglieder während des Krieges ausgingen. Danach war er wieder NBC-Studiomusiker. 1950 bis 1956 legte er seine „Original Memphis Five“ neu auf, die im „Nick´s“ in New York spielten. Mit dabei war sein Neffe Marty Napoleon. 1956 zog er nach Miami wo er einen eigenen Club „Napoleon´s Retreat“ leitete und noch häufig spielte. 1960 nahm er am Newport Jazz Festival teil und nahm das Album Phil Napoleon and His Memphis Five auf. (de)
  • Filippo Napoli, conocido en la escena del jazz como Phil Napoleon (Boston, Massachusetts, 2 de septiembre de 1901 - Miami, Florida, 1 de octubre de 1990) fue un cornetista, trompetista, compositor y director de orquesta estadounidense de jazz tradicional. (es)
  • Fu musicista di formazione classica. Ancora adolescente forma il suo primo gruppo, gli Original Memphis Five, coi quali incide i primi dischi già nel 1921. Da allora e per tutti gli anni venti effettua una serie smisurata di incisioni, con gli Original Memphis Five e con altri gruppi di fantasiosa denominazione: Napoleon's Emperors, Bailey Lucky's Seven, Jazzbo's Carolina Serenaders, The Southland Six, Ladd's Black Aces, Charleston Chasers.Con i suoi Original Memphis Five, solo nel 1922, ha inciso cinquanta matrici. Si rifacevano chiaramente agli Original Dixieland Jazz Band, pur depurando lo stile ruspante e plebeo dell'orchestra di New Orleans ed eseguendo soprattutto canzoni di successo del momento. Tra i musicisti che collaborarono con lui, il grande pioniere del trombone jazz Miff Mole, il clarinettista Jimmy Lytell (James Serrapede), i fratelli Dorsey, Frank Signorelli, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang (Salvatore Massarro) e tantissimi altri. Dall'inizio degli anni trenta divenne musicista di studio e scomparve dalla scena jazzistica. Fece Parte dell'orchestra di Jimmy Dorsey 46/47 con cui apparve nel film "Four Jills in a Jeep". Tornato a New York lavorò con la NBC fino al 1950. Riuscì a riformare gli Original Memphis Five e guidò il complesso fino al 1956. Da allora si trasferì in Florida e aprì un locale in cui continuò a suonare fino a tarda età. È stato uno dei più influenti musicisti jazz della prima metà degli anni 20. (it)
  • Phil Napoleon (2 September 1901 – 1 October 1990), born Filippo Napoli, was an early jazz trumpeter and bandleader born in Boston, Massachusetts. Ron Wynn notes that Napoleon "was a competent, though unimaginative trumpeter whose greatest value was the many recording sessions he led that helped increase jazz's popularity in the mid-'20s." Richard Cook and Brian Morton, writing for The Penguin Guide to Jazz, refer to Napoleon as "a genuine pioneer" whose playing was "profoundly influential on men such as Red Nichols and Bix Beiderbecke." Napoleon began with classical training, and was performing publicly by age 5. In the 1910s, he was one of the first musicians in the northeastern United States to embrace the new "jass" style brought to that part of the country by musicians from New Orleans, Louisiana. With pianist Frank Signorelli he formed the group "The Original Memphis Five" in 1917. He became one of the most sought after trumpeters of the 1920s. The group were very prolific, one of the most prolific in New York City at the time, and in 1922-1923 alone made over a hundred recordings. Napoleon's 1927 version of "Clarinet Marmalade" was a particular success. The Original Memphis Five split in 1928. During the 1930s Napoleon mainly worked as a session trumpeter, working in the RCA Radio Orchestra in the early 1930s, and in 1937 unsuccessfully tried to form his own orchestra. He recorded with the Cotton Pickers and the Charleton Chasers and also worked with blues singers Leona Williams and Alberta Hunter. Napoleon joined Jimmy Dorsey's then Los Angeles-based group in the mid 1940s, and he appeared with the band in the film Four Jills in a Jeep. Parting with Dorsey in 1947, he moved back to New York and worked as a studio musician at NBC until 1949-1950 when he reformed The Original Memphis Five. During the early 1950s the group became noted for their performances at Nick's in New York City. Phil also worked frequently with his nephew Marty Napoleon, a jazz pianist. On July 3, 1959, Napoleon and The Five performed at the Newport Jazz Festival, later released as an album. In 1966 opened up his own club named "Napoleon's Retreat" in Miami, Florida where he lived until his death, although continued to perform Dixieland jazz in the club up until the 1980s. (en)
  • Filippo Napoli, artiestennaam Phil Napoleon, (Boston, 2 september, 1901 - North Miami, 13 september 1990) was een Amerikaanse jazztrompettist en bandleider uit de vroege New Orleans-jazz. Hij was medeoprichter en lid van de Original Memphis Five. Napoleon kreeg als kind les in klassiek trompetspelen, toen hij ouder was speelde hij in verschillende dansbands. Hij was een van de eerste musici in het noordoosten van Amerika die de nieuwe jass omarmde die muzikanten uit New Orleans naar dat deel van het land hadden gebracht. In 1917 richtte hij met Frank Signorelli de Original Memphis Five op, dat zich in muzikaal opzicht oriënteerde aan het voorbeeld van de Original Dixieland Jass band. De Original Memphis Five was in de jaren twintig een van de meest actieve groepen in New York City. De groep nam voor veel verschillende platenlabels op, vaak onder verschillende namen, zoals the Charleston Chasers. In de band speelden door de jaren heen onder meer Miff Mole, Red Nichols, de gebroeders Dorsey, Dave Tough, Pee Wee Russell, Jack Teagarden, Gene Krupa, Glenn Miller, Joe Venuti en Eddie Lang. Nadat de band in 1928 was opgeheven, werkte Napoleon als studiomuzikant voor NBC. Ook maakte hij af en toe opnames als sideman, zoals bij bandleider Sam Lanin. In 1937 had hij kort een eigen bigband, die echter weinig succesvol was. Tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog speelde hij een tijd bij de bigband van Jimmy Dorsey, die veel bandleden had verloren aan de diensttijd. Daarna was hij weer actief voor NBC en richtte hij rond 1949 een nieuwe versie van de Original Memphis Five op, die tot 1956 dixieland speelde in Nick's in New York. In 1956 richtte hij in Miami de club Napoleon's Retreat op, waar hij ook regelmatig speelde. In 1960 gaf hij een optreden op het Newport Jazz festival. Ook nam hij in die tijd enkele platen voor Capitol op. (nl)
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  • Phil Napoleon (Filippo Napoli) est un trompettiste de jazz américain né en 2 septembre 1901 à Boston (Massachusetts) et décédé le 13 septembre 1990 à Miami (Floride). (fr)
  • Filippo Napoli, conocido en la escena del jazz como Phil Napoleon (Boston, Massachusetts, 2 de septiembre de 1901 - Miami, Florida, 1 de octubre de 1990) fue un cornetista, trompetista, compositor y director de orquesta estadounidense de jazz tradicional. (es)
  • Phil Napoleon (2 September 1901 – 1 October 1990), born Filippo Napoli, was an early jazz trumpeter and bandleader born in Boston, Massachusetts. Ron Wynn notes that Napoleon "was a competent, though unimaginative trumpeter whose greatest value was the many recording sessions he led that helped increase jazz's popularity in the mid-'20s." Richard Cook and Brian Morton, writing for The Penguin Guide to Jazz, refer to Napoleon as "a genuine pioneer" whose playing was "profoundly influential on men such as Red Nichols and Bix Beiderbecke." (en)
  • Phil Napoleon, eigentlich Filippo Napoli, (* 2. September 1901 in Boston; † 13. September 1990 in North Miami in Florida) war ein US-amerikanischer Jazz-Trompeter und Bandleader des frühen New Orleans Jazz. Napoleon genoss in seiner Kindheit eine klassische Ausbildung an der Trompete. Als Jugendlicher spielte er in verschiedenen Tanzbands. Napoleon war einer der ersten weißen Musiker an der Nordostküste, die den damals neuen New Orleans Jazz aufgriffen. (de)
  • Fu musicista di formazione classica. Ancora adolescente forma il suo primo gruppo, gli Original Memphis Five, coi quali incide i primi dischi già nel 1921. Da allora e per tutti gli anni venti effettua una serie smisurata di incisioni, con gli Original Memphis Five e con altri gruppi di fantasiosa denominazione: Napoleon's Emperors, Bailey Lucky's Seven, Jazzbo's Carolina Serenaders, The Southland Six, Ladd's Black Aces, Charleston Chasers.Con i suoi Original Memphis Five, solo nel 1922, ha inciso cinquanta matrici. È stato uno dei più influenti musicisti jazz della prima metà degli anni 20. (it)
  • Filippo Napoli, artiestennaam Phil Napoleon, (Boston, 2 september, 1901 - North Miami, 13 september 1990) was een Amerikaanse jazztrompettist en bandleider uit de vroege New Orleans-jazz. Hij was medeoprichter en lid van de Original Memphis Five. (nl)
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