Albert Socarras & His Cubanacan Orchestra - Brunswick 7490 (1935)

Born in Cuba in 1908, Alberto Socarras is credited for having recorded the first jazz flute solo which took place in July, 1927. As a sideman with Clarence Williams' Orchestra, they cut Shooting The Pistol issued on Paramount 12517.

Here's one of two records Socarras made in New York for Brunswick under his own name. I've yet to find a personnel listing and recording date.

1930 New York Age Newspaper


  1. Thanks, Baron. Where were you able to locate that info?

  2. ... this site has the year 1935

  3. The newspaper ad you show is from 1934, when the film "Imitation of Life" was out.