John A. Provenzano in Bourbon Street - mid 20th Century
from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 71:
Today the spotlight in New Orleans nightlife is Bourbon Street… Casually strolling in a nightery on Bourbon Street, with its elaborate front, well-stocked bar, and clean, roomy dancing floors, one finds it difficult to understand the music. In this particular outfit, the drummer appears to be the leader. He wants to play a piece all by himself, and he does. How the patrons of the place stand the racket is more than I can explain. No one can understand what the band is trying to play; but that doesn't worry the boys much; they think Hollywood is their next port of call.
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. 71. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436022689476 accessed: 29 May, 2023
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written by John Coltrane
|Date/Time||mid 20th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|