BIlly Eckstine in New York City - the 1940's
from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 355-358:
There used to be a joint in New York, a late spot up on 138th, called Clark Monroe's Uptown House, where the guys all jammed. I had learned trumpet--fooling around with it, you know--and used to go out and jam at Monroe's. Bird [Charlie Parker] used to go down there and blow every night while he was with McShann at the Savoy and he just played gorgeous.
Of course, then, the whole style of progressive jazz was just a theory of chords, a new version of old things. […] Bird was responsible for the actual playing of it, more than anyone else. But for putting it… 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. 355-358. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435923333818 accessed: 5 July, 2022
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|jazz horn music||performed by Charlie Parker|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|