Billy Taylor in New York City - 1944

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 364:

Nat [Cole] had a trio on The Street [52nd St., New York] in the early 'forties, and other trios began to follow. The Stuff Smith Trio at the Onyx Club in 1944 was one of the greatest trios I ever heard. He had Jimmy Jones on piano; John Levy on bass. Just three guys and no drums! It was one of the most rhythmic trios I ever heard. Their only records were made for Asch, but they didn't show what the trio could do. They had worked up some things for the session, but then Stuff goofed and played some other things instead, as he was likely to do.
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. 364. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435933020657 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 trio music performed by Stuff Smith Trio

Experience Information

Date/Time 1944
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:17:00 +0100
Approved on Mon, 05 Sep 2016 15:34:44 +0100