Frank Trumbauer in New York City - the 1920's

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 272:

His [Eddie lang's] mentality could be termed a natural one, as he carried the entire Paul Whiteman library, as far as his parts were concerned, on the back of a small business card in his coat breast pocket. There would be some intricate modulation to play, and rarely in radio rehearsals would he have time to actually set these things, so Whiteman would say, "You take the modulation Eddie." During the programme that night, just before the modulation, the excitement of the entire band could be felt because it hadn't been rehearsed and the boys were wondering if Eddie remembered. All Eddie …   more >>

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. 272. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435567967081 accessed: 28 November, 2022

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Frank Trumbauer
jazz saxophonist, Bandleader, Clarinetist, Composer
1901-1956

Listening to

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jazz guitar music
written by Miles Davis
performed by Eddie Lang

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:52:48 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:31:20 +0100