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 298:

Bennie Moten's band played a two-beat rhythm such as one-and-three. Walter Page's band [The Blue Devils] played a two-and-four. It wasn't that they would stop to accent the beat, it was sort of like a bouncing ball, and when those rhythms met in the Basie band there was an even flow--one, two, three, four--like a bouncing ball.
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. 298. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435763746062 accessed: 17 May, 2022

location of experience: City of Kansas City

Listeners

Jo Jones
jazz drummer
1911-1985

Listening to

hide composers
Jazz band music performed by Bennie Moten's band, The Basie Band, Walter Page's Blue Devils

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:15:46 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:42:03 +0100