Muggsy Spanier in Chicago - 1921

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 173:

I first met Tommy (Ladnier) in 1921, when I was playing in back rooms along North Clark Street in Chicago. Tommy was playing in some hole-in-the-wall out on Thirty-ninth and State. Whenever I wasn't working a night I was always out listening to Tommy, and, on his nights off, I generally got him to come to whatever joint I was playing at. I was in seventh heaven when he sat down to play beside me!

If you're not familiar with his work, get hold of Noble Sissle's old Burnswick records like "Basement Blues" (Tommy's chorus is right after Sidney Bechet's) or the Rosetta Crawford records …   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. 173. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436031656479 accessed: 28 November, 2021

location of experience: Chicago

Listeners

Muggsy Spanier
jazz cornetist
1901-1967

Listening to

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Blues trumpet music performed by Tommy Ladnier

Experience Information

Date/Time 1921
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:40:56 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:49:04 +0100