Jimmy McPartland in Chicago - the 1920's

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 124:

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.

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. 124. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434723428468 accessed: 9 December, 2022

location of experience: Chicago

Listeners

Jimmy McPartland
cornetist
1907-1991

Listening to

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Jazz band music performed by The Al Haid Band

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:17:08 +0100
Approved on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:27:58 +0100