Nat Towles in New Orleans - early 20th Century
Yeah, that's just the way it was in those days. You'd march to the graveyard playing very solemn and very slow, then on the way back all hell would break loose! No music you understand, we didn't know what a sheet of music was. Just six or seven pieces, half a dozen men pounding it out all together, each in his own way and yet somehow fitting in all right with the others. It had to be right, and it was, because it came from the right place.
Oh, the brass bands might have had more men, two clarinets maybe, or two cornets. Bolden used Bunk on second but I never heard that outfit. … more >>
Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It (London, 1992), p. 16-17. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433344696327 accessed: 29 September, 2023
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|New Orleans street music||performed by Louis Armstrong|
|Date/Time||early 20th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, outdoors, in public|