Lil Armstrong in Chicago - early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 93-94:

[T]he new Orleans Creole Jazz Band came in town and gave an audition for Mrs. Jones [owner of a music shop where jazz musicians gathered and played]. When they started out on the Livery Stable Blues I nearly had a fit. I had never heard a band like that; they made goose pimples break out all over me. I'm telling you they played loud and long and got the biggest kick out of the fits I was having over their music.

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The band consisted of violin, clarinet, cornet, trombone, bass, and drums, so they had to add a piano player to accompany the girl singer.

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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. 93-94. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434549672163 accessed: 26 October, 2021

location of experience: Chicago

Listeners

Lil Armstrong
Composer, Pianist, Singing
1898-1971

Listening to

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"Livery Stable Blues"
New Orleans jazz music performed by Montudi Tubby, New Orleans Creole Jazz Band, Sugar Johnny, Original New Orleans Jazz Band

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:01:12 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:39:16 +0100