Felix Mayerhofer in Reno, Nevada - November, 1959

from Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era, page 337:

We’d be playing at the Mapes Hotel for six weeks. There were a lot of double takes from the dealers and other employees when they saw me with the Bachelors. The very people who had said Allen Keller’s group was lousy, and I was included in their derogatory critiques, now had a change of heart. “You sound terrific with the Bachelors,” the cashier said. “What happened?” I never answered, I just smiled. Actually they were right. The difference between both groups was the bass. Al played an amplified bass that filled the whole room, reinforcing the piano and all the wind …   more >>
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Felix Mayerhofer, Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era (2006), p. 337. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1423586199641 accessed: 14 April, 2024

location of experience: Reno, Nevada


Felix Mayerhofer
trombonist, Bandmaster, Writer

Listening to

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jazz performed by Nancy Lee & The Bachelors

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:36:39 +0000