Mary Lou Williams in City of Kansas City - the 1930's
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.
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
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|Kansas City Jazz music||performed by Count Basie Orchestra, Walter Page, Jo Jones|
|Listening Environment||indoors, in public|