Sidney Bechet in New Orleans - the 1900's

from Jazz Anecdotes, page 90:

It would make you tremble when one of those bands, it came into sight. One of them would come up in front of the other and face it, and you'd hear both of them. There’d be the two. And then you’d start noticing onliest the one. Somehow you’d just hear it better. Maybe it was clearer, maybe it was just giving you a lot more feeling. And so you'd want to hear it closer and you’d get up nearer. And then, it seemed it was all you were hearing. It was the only one that came through. And the other band, it would get away father and father until finally you just didn't hear it at all.

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Bill Crow, Jazz Anecdotes (New York, 1990), p. 90. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1440674256680 accessed: 6 April, 2020

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Sidney Bechet
Clarinetist
1897-1959

Listening to

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New Orleans jazz cutting contest performed by anonymous jazz bands

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:17:37 +0100
Approved on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:40:53 +0100