Mary Lou Williams 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 309:

I remember Lester Young from when he was blowing cool sounds at the Subway on Eighteenth Street back in Kansas City. This was a small place with only one entrance, really a firetrap, yet groovy. The first time I heard Lester I was astonished. It took him several choruses to get started--then, brother, what a horn.

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. 309. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435831453469 accessed: 5 December, 2022

location of experience: City of Kansas City

Listeners

Mary Lou Williams
jazz pianist, Composer, Pianist
1910-1981

Listening to

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jazz horn music performed by Lester Young

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:04:13 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:57:28 +0100