Jimmy McPartland in Chicago

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: 25 June, 2024

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

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