Preston Jackson in Chicago - early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 80:

Man, I had a right to be scared when I played my first gig in Chicago, and, believe me, I was. Those were the days of tough competition in solid cats like Roy Palmer and Kid Ory on trombone and Joe Oliver, Tig Chambers, and Sugar Johnny on trumpet--competition that would scare the notes out of anybody, and I was no exception.

I remember I was taking lessons from Roy Palmer when the gig came up. Roy was trombonist with Doc Watson who had all the gigs in town sewn up. Doc had some fine men in his outfit like Roy and William Hightower and Horace Eubanks. After hearing them play so …   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. 80. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436024212813 accessed: 17 October, 2021

location of experience: Chicago

Listeners

Preston Jackson
trombonist
1902-1983

Listening to

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jazz band performance performed by William Hightower, Roy Palmer, Horace Eubanks

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:36:53 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:24:23 +0100