Fletcher Henderson in New York City - the 1920's

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 203:

The band at first was inclined to be a bit reserved toward the new arrival [Louis Armstrong] and there seemed to be a little tension in the air. At rehearsal he was perplexed by the trumpet part I gave him to a new arrangement of a medley of beautiful Irish waltzes. Now, those parts were well marked with all the dynamics of the music, and at one point the orchestration was indicated as fff with a diminuendo down to pp. The band followed these notations and was playing very softly, while Louis still played his part at full volume. I stopped the band and said, "Louis, you are not following …   more >>
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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. 203. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435065195093 accessed: 5 December, 2021

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Fletcher Henderson
Arranger, Bandleader, Pianist
1897-1952

Listening to

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medley of Irish waltzes, jazz style performed by Louis Armstrong, Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:13:15 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:52:23 +0100