Preston Jackson in Chicago - early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 95:

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 >>

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. 95. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434550955782 accessed: 24 October, 2021

location of experience: Chicago

Listeners

Preston Jackson
trombonist
1902-1983

Listening to

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swing jazz piano music performed by Lil Armstrong

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 15:22:36 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:47:32 +0100