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...] night, we'd go to the Savoy to hear Chick Webb. That was a band that really swung. Then, after the Savoy, we'd go to Puss Johnson's, an after-hours spot at 130th and St. Nicholas, I think. Everybody would come in there. All the guys from the bands downtown. I remember one particular session, Ben Webster and Pres [Lester Young] were there and everybody knew about it.

[… E]ach had his individual rhythm section to play for him. A drummer and I played for Ben. Walter Page and Jo Jones played for Pres. The room was filled with smoke and loaded with musicians. Not …   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. 336. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435836901986 accessed: 5 July, 2022

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Milt Hinton
jazz musician
1910-2000

Listening to

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jazz music performance performed by Walter Page, Milt Hinton, Chick Webb, Jo Jones, Lester Young, Ben Webster

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:35:02 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 20:20:18 +0100