Buster Bailey - early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 91:

Freddie Keppard […] was one of the greatest, but you never hear much about it. The difference between him and Joe Oliver is that Joe didn't drink, at least not that much. Freddie was the original man to come out of New Orleans to New York. He had a chance to make the first jazz records--before the Original Dixieland Jazz Band--but he was afraid people would steal his tunes and arrangements so he didn't record them.

Freddie could play as soft and as loud, as sweet and as rough, as you would want. He loved to play Pagliacci, too. Freddie and the other musicians …   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. 91. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433878682915 accessed: 24 October, 2021

Listeners

Buster Bailey
soprano saxophonist, Clarinetist
1902-1967

Listening to

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New Orleans jazz band music performed by Freddie Keppard, Manuel Perez

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 09 Jun 2015 20:38:03 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:24:50 +0100