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 296:

[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.

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. 296. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435763190087 accessed: 16 October, 2021

location of experience: City of Kansas City

Listeners

Jo Jones
jazz drummer
1911-1985

Listening to

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jazz trumpet performance
written by Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis
performed by Oran "Hot Lips" Page

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:06:30 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:38:53 +0100