Mary Lou Williams 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 289:

I loved to see Jo [Jones] teaming with Walter Page, the bassist. Page showed Jo what to do and when to do it, and it was really something to dig those two great musicians. I have caught Basie's orchestra at times when there was no one on the stage except Page and the horns and, believe me, "Big One" swung that band on his bass without much effort.

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. 289. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435586779820 accessed: 17 May, 2022

location of experience: City of Kansas City

Listeners

Mary Lou Williams
jazz pianist, Composer, Pianist
1910-1981

Listening to

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Kansas City Jazz music performed by Count Basie Orchestra, Walter Page, Jo Jones

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:06:20 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:51:38 +0100