Kid Ory 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 49:

I was doing one-nighters all over New Orleans in yacht clubs, country clubs, and promoting my own dances at Pete Lala's hall Sundays and Cooperative Hall on Mondays. These were the top jobs in New Orleans. After he joined me, Louis [Armstrong] improved so fast it was amazing. He had a wonderful ear and a wonderful memory. All you had to do was to hum or whistle a new tune to him and he'd know it right away. And if he played a new tune once, he never forgot it. Within six months, everybody in New Orleans knew about him.

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. 49. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433680370964 accessed: 18 May, 2022

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Kid Ory
jazz trombonist, Bandleader
1890-1973

Listening to

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New Orleans jazz band music performed by Louis Armstrong and the Kid Ory Band, Louis Armstrong

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 07 Jun 2015 13:32:51 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:59:03 +0100