Danny Barker in New Orleans - between late 19th Century and early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 38-39:

They talk about Buddy Bolden--how, on some night, you could hear his horn ten miles away. Well, it could have happened, because the city of New Orleans has a different kind of acoustics from other cities. There is water all around the city. There is also water all under the city […] Adding to this dampness, there was the heat and humidity of the swamps, of the bayous all around New Orleans. From the meeting of the dampness and the heat, a mist, a vapour comes up into the air there [...] And because of all this, because sound travels better across water, and because of all those …   more >>

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. 38-39. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433500185819 accessed: 26 October, 2021

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Danny Barker
banjoist, Composer, Guitarist, Singing […]
1909-1994

Listening to

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unspecified music performed by Buddy Bolden

Experience Information

Date/Time between late 19th Century and early 20th Century
Medium live

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 05 Jun 2015 11:29:45 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:46:48 +0100