Gene Krupa in Harlem - early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 195:

The Dunbar Palace in New York's Harlem--appearing in person, the most luminous of all drum stars, the little giant of the big noise, Chick Webb! For those who have never heard the Chick, I feel no small amount of compassion. Of course, records are made like "Liza", for instance, but somehow, this genius never could get himself on wax. Chick gassed me, but good, on one occasion at the Savoy, in a battle with Benny's band, and I remember now what I said then, I was never cut by a better man.
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. 195. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435062677678 accessed: 24 May, 2022

location of experience: Harlem

Listeners

Gene Krupa
jazz drummer, Bandleader
1909-1973

Listening to

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jazz drum music
written by Miles Davis
performed by Chick Webb

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:31:17 +0100
Approved on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:29:27 +0100