in New Orleans - early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 38:

Buddy Bolden was more of a ragtime cornet player at that time than Manuel Perez. He didn't use music. Manuel did use music. Buddy was very big and had a loud tone. You could hear him for a block. Sure, Buddy was louder than Armstrong. The loudest there ever was, because you could hear Buddy's cornet as loud as what Armstrong played through the mic.

cite as

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. 38. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433499324629 accessed: 28 November, 2021

location of experience: New Orleans

Listening to

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ragtime jazz music performed by Louis Armstrong, Buddy Bolden, Manuel Perez

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 05 Jun 2015 11:15:24 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:46:36 +0100