Felix Mayerhofer et al. in Reno, Nevada - June, 1961

from Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era, pages 403-404:

Billy Eckstein of rolled collar fame and a well known bandleader-singer of the “Bebop” era, was one of the lounge acts with whom I worked. Billy had had a big band (1944-1947), featuring Sara Vaughn, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. Playing with Eckstein’s small group was a learning experience for me. He knew exactly what he wanted in his music and got it. One of the tunes he pulled out was a shuffle rhythm. As experienced musicians we had played that style, but Billy picked up his trumpet and demonstrated a different way to play dotted eighth notes, followed by sixteenths, which…   more >>
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Felix Mayerhofer, Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era (2006), p. 403-404. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1423590544780 accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Reno, Nevada


Felix Mayerhofer
trombonist, Bandmaster, Writer

Listening to

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jazz performed by Felix Mayerhofer, BIlly Eckstine

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1961
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:49:05 +0000