Louis Armstrong’s recording career started in 1923 while playing 2nd cornet with King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band in Chicago. The young Armstrong can be heard playing a primarily supportive role to his mentor, but upon careful examination you can hear his first solos in these early recordings. He would stay with Oliver for about a year before moving to New York in the fall of 1924. These recording represent the first time we hear Armstrong. From the recordings it is hard to predict that this young musician would change jazz and American popular music forever.