Milt Hinton in New York City - the 1940's
[After-hours jazz sessions, 3am-10am, happened in New York]… from about 1939 to 1942 or '43. Charlie Parker was never there. Dizzy [Gillespie] was everywhere at the time. He was a mischievous guy, and he was also trying so hard to accomplish what he eventually did. Diz at that time was practically ignored by veteran musicians. Their accent was on good intonation and good tone--this he reached later. He was trying for harmonic evolution, and his tone was very thin and weak. He improved it later. But his ideas were sound, and they got sounder. It was the beginning of modern jazz.
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. 337. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435837425150 accessed: 27 February, 2024
Listening tohide composers
|jazz horn music
|performed by Dizzy Gillespie
|in the company of others, indoors, in public