Milt Hinton in Chicago - the 1930's

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 135-136:

[... M]y first big job was when Louis [Armstrong] left Chicago on his first big tour with a group, and we went into the club where we was playing. He had been broadcasting from there. They were looking for a trumpet player to take Louis' place and they got Jabbo Smith. Jabbo was as good as Louis then. He was the Dizzy Gillespie of that era. He played rapid-fire passages while Louis was melodic and beautiful. He played anything with a cup mouthpiece--trombone and bass trumpet, as well as trumpet. He could play soft and he could play fast but he never made it. He got hung up in Newark.

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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. 135-136. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434814834405 accessed: 27 October, 2021

location of experience: Chicago

Listeners

Milt Hinton
jazz musician
1910-2000

Listening to

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jazz music performance performed by Louis Armstrong, Cass Simpson, Jabbo Smith

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1930's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 20 Jun 2015 16:40:34 +0100
Approved on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:59:27 +0100