Leora Henderson in Roseland Ballroom - the 1920's
My! Some of those rehearsals were a pleasure to watch. They would have some real battles. "Cuttin' contests", you know. I would set off in a dark corner and watch while Charlie Green (we called him Big Green) would be playing something wonderful [on trombone] and then Jimmy Harrison would say, "Huh, you think you done somethin'," and then he'd try to cut him. It was that way with the whole band [Fletcher Henderson's band]. I'm telling you, it was just thrilling!
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. 219. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435222829302 accessed: 24 October, 2021
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|jazz trombone music||performed by Charlie Green, Jimmy Harrison|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|