Danny Barker in Cotton Club - 1941

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

When Dizzy [Gillespie] joined Cab Calloway's band he was always energetic and was always experimenting. […] This was around 1941.

Well, Dizzy and Milt Hinton, between those two-and-a-half hour shows at the Cotton Club (and they were very strenuous shows) would retire to the roof. Dizzy would blow his new ideas in progression, and he and Hinton would experiment on different ideas and melodic patterns, and they would suggest that I come up and join them. But after that two-and-a-half hour show, sometimes I'd go up and sometimes I wouldn't. Because what they were doing called …   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. 343. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435849032040 accessed: 6 April, 2020

location of experience: Cotton Club

Listeners

Danny Barker
banjoist, Composer, Guitarist, Singing […]
1909-1994

Listening to

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

Experience Information

Date/Time 1941
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, outdoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:57:12 +0100
Approved on Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:21:05 +0100