Jack Weber in New Orleans - early 20th Century
It was in a saloon that Leon Rappolo first picked up a clarinet. Leon's father owned a negro saloon, and every now and then a coloured band would drop in to play a chorus as ballyhoo for a colored dance coming up or a prize fight. Late at night they'd serenade the saloon for free drinks. [...] Rappolo's kid would tease the clarinet players in these bands to teach him some licks. And they did.
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. 58-59. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436016568069 accessed: 21 February, 2024
Listening tohide composers
|New Orleans style music
|early 20th Century
|in the company of others, indoors, in public