Richard M. Jones in New Orleans - early 20th Century

from Jazz Anecdotes, page 208:

Freddy Keppard was playin’ in a spot across the street and was drawin’ all the crowds. I was sittin’ at the piano, and Joe Oliver came over to me and commanded in the nervous, harsh voice, “Get in B-flat.” I did, and Joe walked out on the sidewalk, lifted his horn to his lips, and blew the most beautiful stuff I have ever heard. People started pouring out of the other spots along the street to see who was blowing all that horn.  Before long, our place was full and Joe came in …   more >>

cite as

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

location of experience: New Orleans


Listening to

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jazz performed by Joe Oliver, Freddie Keppard

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:45:15 +0100
Approved on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:00:09 +0100