Earl Hines in New York City - 1943

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 351-352:

As for bop, I certainly don't have to be convinced about the place it has taken in the jazz scene, because back in 1943, when I had men in my band like Dizzy [Gillespie] and Benny Green and Charlie Parker (Charlie was playing tenor in those days), they were playing just the same style of music that they are playing now. They were very conscientious about it too. They used to carry exercise books with them and would go through the books in the dressing room when we played theatres.

Charlie had a photographic mind. When we would rehearse a new arrangement, he would run his part down …   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. 351-352. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435919804820 accessed: 27 September, 2021

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Earl Hines
Musician
1903-1983

Listening to

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be-bop jazz performance performed by Charlie Parker, Benny Green, Dizzy Gillespie

Experience Information

Date/Time 1943
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:36:45 +0100
Approved on Thu, 01 Sep 2016 10:49:16 +0100