Jo Jones in City of Kansas City - 1934

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 309:

[...] Coleman Hawkins came to Kansas City with Fletcher Henderson and Herschel [Evans], Lester [Young], and Ben Webster played for him.

That night, Herschel played all over the horn--played it the way it is supposed to be played because Hawk was his idol. You couldn't say anything bad about Hawkins to Herschel. […] Lester, you know, has always been an unlimited soloist, and he was still playing at the session when everybody else was finished.

And then, too, there was something about tone. Hawkins had a full tone and Herschel's was full, too. But Lester's tone was …   more >>

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/1435832819857 accessed: 17 October, 2021

location of experience: City of Kansas City

Listeners

Jo Jones
jazz drummer
1911-1985

Listening to

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jazz tenor saxophone music performed by Herschel Evans, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young

Experience Information

Date/Time 1934
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:27:00 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:34:20 +0100