Richard M. Jones 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, pages 45-46:

Freddie Keppard was playin' in a spot across the street and drawin' all the crowds. I was sittin' at the piano and Joe Oliver came over to me and commanded in a nervous, harsh voice, "Get in B-Flat". He didn't even mention a tune, just said "Get in B-flat". I did, and Joe walked out on the sidewalk, lifted his horn to his lips, and blew the most beautiful stuff I have ever heard. People started pouring out of the other spots along the street to see who was blowing all that horn. Before long, our place was full, and Joe came in smiling[.]

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. 45-46. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433675525279 accessed: 21 September, 2021

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Listening to

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jazz horn music performed by King Oliver

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 07 Jun 2015 12:12:05 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:58:04 +0100