Danny Barker 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 49-50:

There are some trumpet players who died that you never hear about. Now, Chris Kelly was a master and played more blues than Louis Armstrong, Bunk [Johnson], and anybody you ever knew. Manuel Perez was different. He was a military man, played on a Sousa kick. He was a great street-parade trumpet player […] He had a stocky build, like a middleweight or light-heavy, could blow, blow real loud-- High Society, Panama. Nobody could top him in the street parades because he could hit those high notes. He always had a stomach full of food while most of them fellows who …   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. 49-50. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433680874864 accessed: 6 April, 2020

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Danny Barker
banjoist, Composer, Guitarist, Singing […]
1909-1994

Listening to

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New Orleans street parade music performed by Manuel Perez

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 07 Jun 2015 13:41:15 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:59:10 +0100