Albert Gleny in New Orleans - early 20th Century
When I first met [Buddy] Bolden, he came to my house. He asked me if I was playing regular. I told him no. He asked me to be a member of his band. So I played in his band for four or five years. Bolden was a strong trumpet player. You couldn't help from playing good with Bolden. He was crazy for wine and women and vice versa. Sometimes he would have to run away from the women. I used to take his horn away from him sometimes and bring him to my house. When he went mad, he would walk up and down the street talking to the wrong people--foolish--about this gal and that gal.
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. 39. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433523768997 accessed: 21 February, 2024
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jazz trumpet music
written by Dizzy Gillespie
|performed by Buddy Bolden
|early 20th Century