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, page 369:

[... At] the Louisiana Club, where Andy Kirk was working, […] was a fellow with Kirk called [Theodore] Fats Navarro. "Take a listen to him, man," said Dizzy [Gillespie]. "He's wonderful!"

So I went to the club, and the only thing Fats had to blow (because Howard McGhee was the featured trumpet player) was behind a chorus number. But he was wailing behind this number, and I said to myself, "This is good enough; this'll fit."

[... A]bout two weeks after that he took Dizzy's chair, and take it from me, he came right in. Fats came in the band, …   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. 369. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436008987022 accessed: 5 July, 2022

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

BIlly Eckstine
blues singer, popular-music singer, Bandleader
1914-1993

Listening to

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jazz trumpet performance
written by Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis
performed by Fats Navarro

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:23:07 +0100
Approved on Mon, 05 Sep 2016 15:24:30 +0100