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 293:

That was the first night [Coleman] Hawkins was really challenged. But when I say "challenged", I mean it was a respectful challenge. You see, nobody in those days would walk in and set up with Hawkins, except maybe in New York where Chu Berry was just coming up. But most of the time at sessions guys would just be trying to show Hawkins how they had improved since he had last heard them. Those sessions were held for the joy of playing. They wren't cutting sessions or contests. This was all part of our feeling about music in Kansas City. Now those were pretty tough times and yet the guys …   more >>
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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. 293. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435760345140 accessed: 17 May, 2022

location of experience: City of Kansas City

Listeners

Jo Jones
jazz drummer
1911-1985

Listening to

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jazz jam session performed by Coleman Hawkins

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:19:05 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:17:00 +0100