Mutt Carey 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 46:

Who was the greatest trumpet player in jazz? Louis Armstrong-- there's no question there! Louis played from his heart and soul, and he did that for everything. You see, he tried to make a picture out of every number he was playing to show just what it meant. He had ideas, enough technique to bring out what he wanted to say, and a terrific lip. You know, when the ideas struck him, he had the technique to bring them out right there on the horn. When I left New Orleans, Louis was just a beginner. He had just gotten out of the Waif's Home, and he was a coming trumpet man then.

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. 46. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433676029658 accessed: 20 October, 2021

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Mutt Carey
Musician

Listening to

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jazz trumpet performance
written by Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis
performed by Louis Armstrong

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 07 Jun 2015 12:20:29 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:58:10 +0100