Mary Lou Williams 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, page 365:

[...] I heard that Erroll Garner was opening at a place on Fifty-second Street. I could hardly wait to hear him again[. … H]e was playing more than ever before, yet seemed to have got on a Tatum kick, playing fast runs and all.

I reminded Erroll of his own original manner of playing which I had admired so much when he was working in Pittsburgh. before very long I was glad to hear him back on his own style.

In those times, Garner made a habit of going over to Inez Cavanaugh's apartment, an inspiring spot for musicians, where Erroll used to play and compose all day. She…   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. 365. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435934197724 accessed: 27 January, 2023

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Mary Lou Williams
jazz pianist, Composer, Pianist
1910-1981

Listening to

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jazz piano music performed by Erroll Garner

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1940's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:36:37 +0100
Approved on Mon, 05 Sep 2016 15:31:58 +0100