Preston Jackson 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 40:

Most everybody has heard of Joe Oliver and Louis Armstrong but few ever heard of Mutt Carey in his prime. Mutt Carey, in his day, was equal to Joe Oliver. Mutt is the first trumpet player or cornetist that choked his horn. He used a drinking glass in the bell of his horn, and how he did swing! Mutt wasn't a high-note player; he wasn't as strong as Louis Armstrong or Joe Oliver. Muggsy reminds me a lot of Mutt. Mutt hardly ever played as high as B-Flat or high C; that was out of his range. Mutt had a very mellow tone and a terrific swing. The softer the band played, the better Mutt played. …   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. 40. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433525426334 accessed: 22 October, 2021

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Preston Jackson
trombonist
1902-1983

Listening to

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jazz horn music performed by Mutt Carey

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:30:26 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:47:13 +0100