Jimmy McPartland in Chicago
Paul Mares, and the [New Orleans] Rhythm Kings, then, were our earliest inspiration. But we listened to everything we could. We sometimes went down to a Chinese restaurant, the Golden Pheasant [Chicago, 1920s] where there was a band by the name of Al Haid. They played pretty good, a semi-commercial brand of jazz, so we used to go down and eat chop suey and listen to this orchestra. It wasn't as good as the NORK--but we listened.
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. 124. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434723428468 accessed: 5 March, 2024
Listening tohide composers
|Jazz band music
|performed by The Al Haid Band
|in the company of others, indoors, in public