Muggsy Spanier 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 116:

As a kid (and Louis [Armstrong] always called me Kid Muggsy, inscribing my prized pictures of him that way), I would go down to the South Side and listen hour after hour to those two great trumpet players, Joe King Oliver and Louis. That's when they were at the old Lincoln Gardens. It got so that I knew every phrase and intonation they played, just from listening, so that, in spite of myself, I was doing the same things--as nearly as possible, of course. You can imagine the thrill it was the first time they let me sit in with them and play. I even remember the first tune--it was "Bugle …   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. 116. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434718777442 accessed: 28 November, 2021

location of experience: Chicago

Listeners

Muggsy Spanier
jazz cornetist
1901-1967

Listening to

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jazz trumpet performance
written by Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis
performed by Joe "King" Oliver, Louis 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 Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:59:37 +0100
Approved on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:36:07 +0100