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.
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
Listening tohide composers
|Jazz||performed by Duke Ellington, Ethel Waters, Fletcher Henderson, Bessie Smith|
|Date/Time||early 20th Century|