Jo Jones in City of Kansas City - the 1930's
[Oran] Hot Lips Page was the life of many a Kaycee [Kansas City] jam session. After a soloist had blown nine or ten choruses Lips would start a riff in the background [on trumpet] which the other horns would pick up. Not many arrangers could improve on Lips when it came to backing up a soloist.
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. 296. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435763190087 accessed: 29 November, 2022
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jazz trumpet performance
written by Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis
|performed by Oran "Hot Lips" Page|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors|