Billy Taylor 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 360-361:

In 1943, […] the three big draws on The Street [52nd St., New York] were Art Tatum, Coleman Hawkins, and Billie Holiday. And things were flexible for musicians on The Street. Like Don Byas might have an engagement at the Three Deuces as a leader, and then he'd go next door to the Downbeat as a sideman with Coleman Hawkins.

The cutting sessions there were just fantastic. With all of the musicians regularly working on The Street and with all those sitting in, astonishing sessions were inevitable. There were nights with five trumpets on the stand and five saxophones. And one …   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. 360-361. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435925369226 accessed: 27 November, 2021

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Billy Taylor
Broadcaster, Composer, Pianist, Teacher
1921-2010

Listening to

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jazz (, performance of)
written by Miles Davis, Richard Rodgers
performed by Leonard Feather

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:09:29 +0100
Approved on Mon, 05 Sep 2016 15:43:12 +0100