Tommy Brookins in Chicago - the 1920's

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 114:

The Eldorado [Club] was in a cellar and Jimmie Noone had the orchestra there. Many musicians and visitors from many countries came to hear his little orchestra at the Eldorado. Jimmie Noone was the "sweetest" clarinetist who ever existed. He knew it and he often confined himself to the style to which he owed his success. But when Noone let himself go, using the high register of his instrument, his tone lost nothing of its beauty. Noone was a calm man. His voice was gentle but he wasn't any less energetic.
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. 114. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436029365293 accessed: 9 December, 2022

location of experience: Chicago

Listeners

Tommy Brookins
Singing

Listening to

hide composers
jazz clarinet music performed by Jimmie Noone

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:02:45 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:53:58 +0100