Lil Armstrong - early 20th Century

from Jazz Anecdotes, page 208:

Word was getting around that Louis [Armstrong] was a good trumpet player. So, one night Freddie Keppard came in to hear us.  The bandstand was down low and Freddie stood there by the bandstand and he listened a while, and then said to Louis, “Boy, let me have your trumpet.” So, Louis looked at me and I bowed my head, so Louis gave him the trumpet. So, Freddie, he blew – oh, he blew and he blew and he blew and then the people gave him a nice hand. Then he handed the trumpet back to Louis. And I…   more >>

cite as

Bill Crow, Jazz Anecdotes (New York, 1990), p. 208. accessed: 21 June, 2024


Listening to

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jazz performed by Freddie Keppard, Louis Armstrong

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 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:33:11 +0100
Approved on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:57:44 +0100