Milt Hinton in New York City - the 1940's

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 336:

On Sunday afternoons, in the early 'forties, some of the guys would get together at my house. [Thelonius] Monk, Dizzy [Gillespie], John Collins, Ben Webster, and others. We'd have little sessions listening to records. We'd listen to a lot of Hawk's [Coleman Hawkins'] records. He was making some in Europe that we'd get. And we'd play things of our own [… while] my wife would be in the kitchen cooking us something to eat. Then on Sunday nights we'd go to Lewisohn Stadium when the symphonic session was on. "We're going to church," we used to say.

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. 336. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435836400505 accessed: 5 April, 2020

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Milt Hinton
jazz musician
1910-2000

Listening to

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Jazz band music performed by Coleman Hawkins band

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1940's
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:26:41 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 20:15:55 +0100