Sidney Bechet in New Orleans - early , month unknown, the 1900's

from Jazz Anecdotes, page 23:

It was my brother’s birthday and there was to be a big party, all a surprise. Freddie Keppard’s Band has been hired for it… There was dancing, people getting together, things being real lively. The band was playing back in the kitchen. It had been understood that the clarinettist, George Baquet, wouldn’t show up till later; he had another engagement on a parade. So the band went along playing without him for a time, but it got going real good. I stood around there hearing them play. I was standing back by myself in the entry to the kitchen, and I couldn’t help myself. I knew I …   more >>
cite as

Bill Crow, Jazz Anecdotes (New York, 1990), p. 23. accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: New Orleans


Sidney Bechet

Listening to

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Early jazz performed by Freddie Keppard, Sidney Bechet

Experience Information

Date/Time early , month unknown, the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Fiona Owen on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:06 +0100