Kenny Clarke et al. in New York City - 1940
Bird [Charlie Parker] came into New York during the war with Jay McShann. He was working at Monroe's, and the sessions were between Monroe's and Milton's. […] They began to talk about Bird because he played like Pres [Lester Young] on alto. People became concerned about what he was doing. We thought that was something phenomenal because Lester Young was the style setter, the pace setter at the time.
We went to listen to Bird at Monroe's for no other reason except that he sounded like Pres. That is, until we found out that he had something of his own to offer. Well, by … more >>
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. 354. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435922239972 accessed: 24 September, 2023
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|jazz horn music||performed by Charlie Parker|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|