This example of Scott Joplin playing his own composition "Maple Leaf Rag", recorded on pianola cylinder, is one of the earliest examples of the emerging Jazz style.
Recorded: Chicago, June 28, 1928
OKeh 8597, 41078
Louis Armstrong and The Hot Five
Recorded: October 11, 1939
Widely regarded as a pivotal recording, Hawkins improvises throughout almost the entire song.
Recorded December 11 and 12, 1944