John 'Jaki' Byard - 1939

from The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music, page 191:

How did you acquire a system for teaching when you were sixteen?

By listening to and watching the local musicians and cats like Fatha Hines, [pianist/bandleader] Claude Hopkins, and Fats Waller—in 1939 you could get to hear him for fifty cents.

cite as

Len Lyons, The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music (New York, ), p. 191. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431333132905 accessed: 7 August, 2022

Listeners

John 'Jaki' Byard
jazz pianist, Bandleader, Composer
1922-

Listening to

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jazz
written by Miles Davis, Robert "Bumps" Blackwell
performed by Claude Hopkins, Fatha Hines, Fats Waller

Experience Information

Date/Time 1939
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Mon, 11 May 2015 09:32:13 +0100
Approved on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 14:03:39 +0100