Tony Scott in New York City - 1942

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 360:

Everybody was experimenting around 1942, but nobody had set a style yet. Bird [Charlie Parker] provided the push. An odd thing about Bird's influence on The Street [52nd St., New York] is that the style he was so influential in developing was played on all instruments but his own horn-- the alto. The reason was that Bird was so supreme on alto. I think I was one of the first to play alto like Bird, but I gave up because he was so superior. So I continued to get influenced from listening to him in clubs, and I used that influence for the clarinet. Where else could a clarinet player go after…   more >>
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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. 360. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435924459086 accessed: 6 December, 2022

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Tony Scott
Clarinetist
1921-2007

Listening to

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jazz horn music performed by Charlie Parker

Experience Information

Date/Time 1942
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:54:19 +0100
Approved on Mon, 05 Sep 2016 15:45:04 +0100