Preston Jackson in New Orleans - between 1915 and 1918

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 42:

One of the best numbers I ever heard Joe [Oliver] play was "Eccentric". He took all the breaks, imitating a rooster and a baby [on his horn]. He was a riot in those days, his band from 1915 or '16 to 1918 being the best in New Orleans. The La Rocca Boys of the Dixieland Jazz Band used to hang around and got ideas from his gang. The boys playing with Joe then were Johnny Dodds, clarinet; Edward Ory, trombone; Ed Garland, bass viol; Henry Zeno, drums; Eddie Polla, violin; and a guitar player whose name I have forgotten. He didn't use a piano. How those boys could swing, and it was jazz they …   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. 42. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433527765555 accessed: 29 June, 2022

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Preston Jackson
trombonist
1902-1983

Listening to

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Eccentric performed by Eddie Polla, Edward Ory, Henry Zeno, Joe Oliver, Johnny Dodds, Ed Garland

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1915 and 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 05 Jun 2015 19:09:25 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:47:25 +0100