Eddie Barefield in Apollo Theater - 20th Century

from Jazz Anecdotes, pages 302-3:

I was playing tenor and Bird was playing third. And they had a juggler who had music, but it was “Tico-Tico,” and he wanted it at a very rapid speed. It was so fast the first man couldn't play it. Bird said, “Play it over for me a couple of times.” The guy played it over for him slowly, and then he started playing it, and he played it for the rest of the week. It got faster and faster, and the faster it got, the more improvisations he put on it. It was just like taking a saxophone lesson listening to him play this. He was a marvellous musician.

cite as

Bill Crow, Jazz Anecdotes (New York, 1990), p. 302-3. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449143590388 accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Apollo Theater


Listening to

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Tico Tico 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 11:53:10 +0000
Approved on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:04:10 +0100