Danny Barker in New York City - mid 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 344:

Diz [Dizzy Gillespie] continued to work on these beautiful patterns, and I think that was the start of the new sounds. Next thing I heard of there was a character in town called Bird [Charlie Parker] who had worked with Jay McShann and another called the Mad Monk [Thelonius Monk], and they played at Monroe's. They would meet there in the mornings and play those sounds and experiment with harmonies. When I heard Bird for the first time I didn't pay it no mind because I had heard benny Carter and Hilton Jefferson. They are still great today, and Hilton was then doing some of the same things. …   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. 344. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435850883225 accessed: 27 October, 2021

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

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

Listening to

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jazz horn music performed by Charlie Parker, Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, Hilton Jefferson

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:28:03 +0100
Approved on Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:30:21 +0100