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 344:

Cab had some wonderful arrangements in his book. Sometimes after the show and just before intermission we'd play them for dancing. Dizzy would take his solos and Hinton would follow his patterns harmonically, would follow the changes that Dizzy was making. Often, what Dizzy was playing would be contrary to the arrangement. But Hinton would look at me and I'd bend the chord so it would fit in. It sounded interesting and beautiful to me, but it annoyed Cab and three or four of the guys in the band.

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. 344. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435849967019 accessed: 17 October, 2021

location of experience: Cotton Club

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Jazz band music performed by Milt Hinton, Cab Calloway and His Orchestra, Danny Barker, Dizzy Gillespie

Experience Information

Date/Time 1941
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:12:47 +0100
Approved on Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:26:17 +0100