Mezz Mezzrow in Connie's Inn - between 1928 and 1929

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 255:

I'll never forget when I first met Fats [Waller] personally, and began to associate with him in the fall of '28 and the spring of '29. He invited me to come to his rehearsals and his home while he was writing the music for Connie's HOT CHOCOLATES. He and the celebrated Andy Razaf were then working together. Andy, of course, writing the lyrics, and what a team they made! I'll never forget when they were writing "Black and Blue", "Ain't Misbehavin' ", "That Rhythm Man", and "Sweet savannah Sue." Fats, his coat off, collar opened, sitting at the piano at Connie's Inn, which was in a cave, …   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. 255. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435417386795 accessed: 26 September, 2021

location of experience: Connie's Inn

Listeners

Mezz Mezzrow
jazz alto saxophonist, jazz tenor saxophonist, Clarinetist
1819-1972

Listening to

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jazz piano music performed by Andy Razaf, Fats Waller

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1928 and 1929
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 16:03:07 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:07:32 +0100