Sun Ra in Alabama - early 20th Century

from The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music, page 85:

Why do you think you could read music without any training?

It was a gift. I was also surrounded by music as a child. I used to listen to Fletcher Henderson, Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, all the jazz greats. Those were the records my family had. Duke Ellington was another one. I came across his records when I was fourteen.

cite as

Len Lyons, The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music (New York, ), p. 85. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431079795337 accessed: 25 May, 2022

location of experience: Alabama

Listeners

Sun Ra
Pianist

Listening to

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Jazz performed by Duke Ellington, Ethel Waters, Fletcher Henderson, Bessie Smith

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium playback
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Fri, 08 May 2015 11:09:55 +0100
Approved on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 13:11:08 +0100