Ed Kirkeby in New York City - early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 261-262:

I had booked a date with Muzak to do some transcriptions with Fats and his Rhythm. As we did three shows daily at the the Loew's State Theatre [across the street from Muzak] we had to sandwich this recording session in-between our stage work… Once in the studio we lost no time… Everyone was keyed up and in the proper frame of mind for musical stimulation--and the panic was soon on. The boys played like there was no tomorrow. They knew all the tunes and the masters piled up at a truly amazing rate. With the next show ahead Fats had to keep up a terrific pace but with all the drive there …   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. 261-262. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435494560741 accessed: 24 May, 2022

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Ed Kirkeby
manager, salesman, vocalist, Bandleader
1891-1978

Listening to

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Jazz band music

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 28 Jun 2015 13:29:20 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:17:16 +0100