Milt Hinton in Harlem - the 1940's

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 342-343:

Dizzy Gillespie came into the Calloway band in the early 'forties. The first impression he made was that he was very progressive--even more than Chu Berry. Chu and Dizzy didn't hit it off too well.

[…] Dizzy was playing a new thing. But Chu's style was based on riff patterns and speed. Diz was working on a new harmonic structure.

Dizzy's music was much more exciting. It was the beginning of a new trend. Dizzy hadn't perfected it yet. There were things he attempted to do that he couldn't, […] but he got to me, and I admired him for what he tried. Like he would …   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. 342-343. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435848502070 accessed: 7 April, 2020

location of experience: Harlem

Listeners

Milt Hinton
jazz musician
1910-2000

Listening to

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jazz trumpet and bass music performed by Milt Hinton, Dizzy Gillespie
jazz trumpet music
written by Dizzy Gillespie
performed by Chu Berry, Dizzy Gillespie

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:48:22 +0100
Approved on Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:13:25 +0100