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 >>
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: 7 June, 2023
Listening tohide composers
jazz trumpet performance
written by Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis
|performed by Fats Navarro|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|