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 287:

…[B]ack in Kansas City even the so-called lesser guys--too many to mention--including some whose names I don't even know, always played with that feeling I've found nowhere else in jazz. These are men who were in the same age bracket of the ones back in New Orleans and Chicago. They had that feeling but were never written about--like Tommy Douglas and Walter Knight.

I went into Kansas City to join Tommy Douglas. He was and still is one of the most proficient sax players alive today. Several jazz musicians came up around him, and I think [Charlie] Parker brushed with him …   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. 287. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435585135057 accessed: 17 May, 2022

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 Walter Knight, Tommy Douglas

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1930's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:38:55 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:45:42 +0100