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 210:

I remember when Joe [Smith] came to New York in 1923, starting with Mamie Smith's Jazz Hounds… Soon, he was almost as well known as Hawk [Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophonist] in Mamie's band, and that same year he joined my outfit at the Roseland Ballroom. Several months previously we had worked together with Ethel Waters on Black Swan records in a combo called Black Swan Troubadours, and toured the country. Joe was the most soulful trumpeter I ever knew, and when he used a felt hat as a mute, it was difficult for me tell if HE was playing or if it was one of the saxophonists. His …   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. 210. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435155558032 accessed: 27 October, 2021

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Fletcher Henderson
Arranger, Bandleader, Pianist
1897-1952

Listening to

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jazz trumpet with plunger performed by Black Swan Troubadours, Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra, Joe Smith, Mamie Smith and Her Jazz Hounds

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:19:18 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:37:20 +0100