Herb Snitzer in New York - the 1960's

from Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir, page 27:

Later I had a photo session with Trummy Young [Louis Armstrong’s trombone player], who invited me to come see him in his apartment in a hotel on Times Square. I walked down the hallway leading to his room, and I could hear him playing scales. Now Trummy Young is regarded as one of the best trombone players of all time. I knocked on the door and went in, and I said, "How long have you been practicing?" He said, "About two and a half hours." I said, "You've been running scales for two hours?" He said, "Herb, Pops [Louis Armstrong] pays me very well. If he heard me being sloppy, that would …   more >>
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Herb Snitzer, Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir (City of Jackson, 2011), p. 27. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428403620861 accessed: 17 April, 2024

location of experience: New York


Herb Snitzer
photographer, photojournalist, Writer

Listening to

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trombone scales performed by Trummy Young

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1960's
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 07 Apr 2015 11:47:00 +0100
Approved on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:47:52 +0100