John A. Provenzano in New Orleans - the 1890's
Memories go back to the days of the loud jazz bands of the easy 'nineties [1890's], when we were just starting out with patch-up cornets and trombones, leaky valves on clarinets which were usually minus a key or two, and homemade bass fiddles, and warped guitars. We must have sounded just as lousy as the professional element, but by constant plugging night and day for days, months, and even years, some went on to fame and fortune (also ruin).
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/1436023057602 accessed: 28 September, 2023
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|New Orleans Brass Band music|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, outdoors, in public|
Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:17:38 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:26:34 +0100