Alphonse Picou in New Orleans - late 19th Century
I think the first ragtime jazz band I ever heard was Boo Boo Fortunea. He was the only man at that time who played the slide trombone. It was approximately--well, before 1900. I was still fifteen or sixteen years old then.
He played the trombone and he was a barber at that time. He was living right around the corner from where I lived and he heard me practicing my instrument [clarinet]…
I took lessons for about eighteen months. My teacher's name was Mr Morand. He was a Creole.
[Boo Boo Fortunea invited Alphonse Picou to rehearse with his band]. "What do … 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. 18-19. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433409716448 accessed: 25 February, 2024
Listening tohide composers
|performed by Boo Boo Fortunea Band, Alphonse Picou
|late 19th Century
|in the company of others, indoors, in public