Leora Henderson in Roseland Ballroom
from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 219-220:
["Cutting contests" during rehearsals] would get them all prepared for the Battles of Jazz with the bands that were playing at the Roseland--the Dorsey Brothers, Casa Loma, Vincent Lopez, Jean Goldkette, and there was one band there that they called the Buffalodians that had a little kid playing piano. He was the boy who wrote "Stormy Weather". His name was [...] Harold Arlen.
But nobody could beat our [Fletcher Henderson's] band, not with people like Don Redman, and Louis [Armstrong], Bobby Stark, Joe Smith, Coleman Hawkins, Buster Bailey, Benny Carter, John Kirby, Big Green, and … more >>
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. 219-220. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435224100370 accessed: 5 December, 2023
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|Jazz band music||performed by Fletcher Henderson band|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|