Preston Jackson 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 89-90:

Keppard? Well, compare him to Perez, who was the best teacher. He read very well. Keppard was just the opposite, all barrelhouse. He played two or three notes a bar and was called King Keppard. He was tops. He didn't have a lot of execution. Liquor killed Keppard finally. He used to carry a water bottle full of liquor under his arm. One time a fellow said, "We don't allow liquor on the job". Keppard picked up the bottle and got ready to go. The guy told him to stay.

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. 89-90. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433877584415 accessed: 29 January, 2022

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Preston Jackson
trombonist
1902-1983

Listening to

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jazz trumpet music
written by Dizzy Gillespie
performed by Freddie Keppard

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 09 Jun 2015 20:19:44 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:17:47 +0100