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