Preston Jackson in Chicago - early 20th Century
I feel that if it wasn't for Lil, Louis [Armstrong] would not be where he is today. She inspired him to do bigger and better things. Lil is the cause of Louis leaving Joe Oliver's band, where he was playing second trumpet, and going out for himself, and thereby gaining a little recognition. At that time, Lil and Louis were pianist and cornetist, respectively, with Joe Oliver.
Now I will tell you of my first experience with Lil. I first saw her demonstrating music at Jones Music Store in Chicago. Lil was just a young miss then but how she could swing, yes, I mean swing, no ragtime. … more >>
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. 95. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434550955782 accessed: 17 May, 2022
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|swing jazz piano music||performed by Lil Armstrong|
|Date/Time||early 20th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|