Ned Elliot Williams in Oriental Theatre, Chicago - between early 20th Century and mid 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 235:

The next time I heard Ellington was three years later on the stage of the Oriental Theatre in Chicago. That occasion was memorable for the rendition of "Mood Indigo" by the original trombone, clarinet, trumpet combination, Tricky Sam Nanton, Barney Brigard, and Artie Whetsol. It never has sounded the same since. Subsequently I was to hear the fabulous Ellington band on countless occasions, in rehearsals, recording sessions, theatres, one-nighters and in the Cotton Club during its heyday.

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. 235. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435236924501 accessed: 19 September, 2021

location of experience: Oriental Theatre, Chicago

Listeners

Ned Elliot Williams
entertainment publicist, music journalist and managing editor
1897-1981

Listening to

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Jazz band music performed by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, Barney Bigard, Tricky Sam Nanton, Arthur Whetsol

Experience Information

Date/Time between early 20th Century and mid 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:55:24 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:20:34 +0100