Idrees Sulieman in Small's Paradise (unspecified town/city) United States - 20th Century

from Jazz Anecdotes, pages 301-2:

At a jam session at Small’s Paradise, there was this tenor player who had just bought a tenor a few days before. Came up on the stand and didn't know anything. He was playing this one lick; that's all he knew. The musicians were just rolling, but Bird was sitting there like he was really listening.

Somebody said, “Come on, Bird.” Bird said, “I hear what he's trying to do.” The next set Bird went up on the stage and played what the cat was trying to do, but he played it!

cite as

Bill Crow, Jazz Anecdotes (New York, 1990), p. 301-2. accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: Small's Paradise (unspecified town/city) United States


Listening to

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performance of 'Unspecified' performed by Charlie Parker

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Thu, 03 Dec 2015 11:40:40 +0000
Approved on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:00:34 +0100