Jo Jones in City of Kansas City - the 1930's

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 286:

Now it was a very strange thing at these jam sessions in Kansas City. Nobody ever got in nobody's way. Nobody ever had to point a finger and say, "You take it now. You take the next chorus." Any place in Kansas City where there was a session the guys would just get up on the bandstand, and spiritually they knew when to come in…Like when there were either two tenors and two trumpet players on the stand no one had to point to you and tell you to follow the trombone player. They just felt which one was coming next. I remember sessions with guys like Dick Wilson and Ben Webster, and …   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. 286. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435571411489 accessed: 17 October, 2021

location of experience: City of Kansas City

Listeners

Jo Jones
jazz drummer
1911-1985

Listening to

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Kansas City Jazz music performed by Dick Wilson, Pha Terrell, Ben Webster

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1930's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:50:11 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:43:41 +0100