Lee Collins in Astoria Gardens, New Orleans - early 20th Century

from Ragged but right / Lynn Abbott, page 207:

One thrill I remember was the night that P. G. Lowery came to the Astoria [ie., New Orleans' Astoria Gardens]. Lowery, who was from Cleveland, Ohio, was with the Barnum and Bailey Shows and was known as the greatest cornet soloist. He could make C over high C like it was nothing at all; he was the greatest of all time. The way he blew made goose pimples come over me; I had never heard a cornet player like him in my life before.

cite as

Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff (ed.), Ragged but right / Lynn Abbott (Jackson, 2007), p. 207. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447167516510 accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: Astoria Gardens, New Orleans


Lee Collins
Jazz trumpeter

Listening to

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performance of 'unknown music' performed by P.G. Lowery

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by acusworth on Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:58:37 +0000
Approved on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:48:04 +0000