Leora Henderson in Roseland Ballroom - the 1920's

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 219:

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!

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. 219. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435222829302 accessed: 24 October, 2021

location of experience: Roseland Ballroom

Listeners

Leora Henderson
classically trained musician, Jazz trumpeter

Listening to

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jazz trombone music performed by Charlie Green, Jimmy Harrison

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:00:29 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:56:09 +0100