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 337:

[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.

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. 337. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435837425150 accessed: 26 October, 2021

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Milt Hinton
jazz musician
1910-2000

Listening to

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jazz horn music performed by Dizzy Gillespie

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 12:43:45 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 20:23:04 +0100