Gregor Piatigorsky in Harlem - 1929

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, pages 200-201:

I left my cello in the room, sneaked past the clerk to the street, and took a taxi for Harlem, alone. Soon I found myself in a different world, exotic and strange. I heard jazz from a bar in a cellar and walked into a dark street toward it. The place was jammed. The only white, I watched the dancing crowd. There were two woodwind instruments I had never seen before, a piano, a drum, a bass, and a fat trumpeter standing in front. The band calmly played a tune. As it progressed, the sound increased and the tune shortened, until one heard the trumpet blowing only one note. The throbbing beat of …   more >>
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Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 200-201. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426615955626 accessed: 17 June, 2021

location of experience: Harlem

Listeners

Gregor Piatigorsky
Cellist
1903-1976

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Jazz Music

Experience Information

Date/Time 1929
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:12:35 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:05:02 +0000