Rex Stewart in Rockland Palace, Harlem - early 20th Century

from Jazz Anecdotes, page 91:

Jabbo [Smith] was standing out in front, and I'll say this, he was blowing - really coming on like the Angel Gabriel himself. Every time he'd fan that brass derby on a high F or G. Altis, his buddy from Small’s would yell, “Play it, Jabbo! Go ahead, Rice!” (Everybody from Charleston called each other rice. It was the hometown nickname.) “Who needs Louis?” he yelled, “You can blow him down any time.” When Johnson's set ended with Jabbo soaring above the rhythm …   more >>

cite as

Bill Crow, Jazz Anecdotes (New York, 1990), p. 91. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Rockland Palace, Harlem


Rex Stewart
jazz cornetist

Listening to

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jazz trumpet music
written by Dizzy Gillespie
performed by Louis Armstrong, Jabbo Smith

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:55:34 +0100
Approved on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:49:11 +0100