Experience #1429376312173

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, pages 138-140:

Chick Webb came running up to me one night in the Rhythm Club, and he said, "Hey, man, I got a hell of a trumpet player for you. He was with me for a while, but he's too much for me. Fletcher (Henderson) heard him and hired him, but that style don't fit Fletcher's band…”

It was 1929 when Cootie [Williams] came into the band, and he soon became one of our most outstanding [trumpet] soloists. He began to use the plunger mute, one of our major tonal devices, and he used it very well…

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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 138-140. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429376312173 accessed: 24 July, 2024

Listening to

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trumpet music
written by Miles Davis
performed by Cootie Williams

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:58:32 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:01:17 +0100