Zutty Singleton 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 94-95:

I first met Jelly Roll Morton in Chicago. He was liven' high then. You know, Jelly was a travellin' cat, sharp and good looking' and always bragging about he wrote this and that and the other thing--in fact, everything! And let me tell you this--no one ever won an argument with Jelly either!

Once I was walkin' somewhere with Louis and Lil Armstrong (they were together then), and Lil had got herself a brand new baby grand piano. We all went to Louis' place and Jelly sat down at that piano and really gave us a serenade. He played and played, and after each number he'd turn around…   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. 94-95. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434550218494 accessed: 24 May, 2022

location of experience: Chicago

Listeners

Zutty Singleton
jazz drummer
1898-1975

Listening to

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jazz piano
written by Jelly Roll Morton
performed by Jelly Roll Morton

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:10:18 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:25:27 +0100