Felix Mayerhofer in Potsdam, New York - January, 1959

from Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era, pages 311-312:

On the way back to New York City, I took a detour and stopped at Potsdam for just the night.... Woody Herman and his band were playing in the gym.... I saw many of my friends and a teacher or two... Sal Nistico, from Woody’s band, was playing a tremendous tenor solo with an admiring crowd urging him on. One of my former erstwhile professors made a profound statement as Sal blew some great sounds with his cheeks puffed out. “He plays beautifully,” said the professor, “but all wrong with his cheeks puffed out.” This particular professor had no idea that most jazz musicians …   more >>
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Felix Mayerhofer, Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era (2006), p. 311-312. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1423582796976 accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Potsdam, New York


Felix Mayerhofer
trombonist, Bandmaster, Writer

Listening to

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jazz performed by Sal Nistico, Woody Herman

Experience Information

Date/Time January, 1959
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors


The venue is the State University of New York at Potsdam.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:39:57 +0000