Preston Jackson in Chicago - between 1915 and 1922

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 97:

I'll never forget the day when he [Louis Armstrong] came into town [Chicago] (about 1920 or 1921). He wore a brown box-back coat, straw hat, and tan shoes. We called him Dippermouth. Satchmo was unheard of then. Well, Louis played a horn like nobody had ever heard. He and Joe were wonderful together. I had heard Louis play before in 1915 at a playground dedication when the Jones Waif Band featured Louis and Henry Rena. Louis was terrific even then. I was going to school where the playground was. That's how I happened to hear him.

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. 97. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434553062374 accessed: 2 April, 2020

location of experience: Chicago

Listeners

Preston Jackson
trombonist
1902-1983

Listening to

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jazz horn music performed by Louis Armstrong

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1915 and 1922
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:57:42 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:13:41 +0100