Mutt Carey in New Orleans - early 20th Century
I remember once when Louis [Armstrong] came to Lincoln Park in New Orleans to listen to the Kid Ory Band. I was playing trumpet with the Kid then and I let Louis sit in on my chair. Now, at that time, I was the "Blues King" of New Orleans, and when Louis played that day he played more blues than I ever heard in my life. It never did strike my mind that blues could be interpreted in so many different ways. Every time he played a chorus it was different and you knew it was the blues-- yes, it was all blues, what I mean.
Louis makes you feel the number and that's what … more >>
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. 46-47. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433676471371 accessed: 30 November, 2023
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|Blues trumpet music||performed by Louis Armstrong|
|Date/Time||early 20th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, outdoors, in public|