Coleman Hawkins in Chicago - the 1920's

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 208-209:

I joined Fletcher Henderson in 1925. I was just a kid. […] I was aware of jazz right from the start as a kid [...] through records and I also used to go to all the classical concerts [in Topeka, Kansas]. [...] I saw the early jazz musicians like Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines the first time I was in Chicago.

[...] I used to go to the South Side to hear the jazz musicians.

[...]

Louis and Earl impressed me a good deal, also Jimmie Noone. When I was a kid, that was the best music you could listen to. Benny Goodman, as I remember, used to hear Jimmie Noone a lot …   more >>

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. 208-209. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435154825573 accessed: 17 October, 2021

location of experience: Chicago

Listeners

Coleman Hawkins
jazz tenor saxophonist
1904-1969

Listening to

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jazz horn music performed by Buster Bailey, Louis Armstrong, Jimmie Noone, Earl Hines, Joe Smith, Benny Goodman

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:07:06 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:28:11 +0100