Igor Stravinksy in USA - in the middle of the 1900's

from Memories and Commentaries, page 235:

The only jazz I had heard in the United States was in Harlem, and by bands in Chicago and New Orleans, and the jazz performers I most admired at that time were Art Tatum, Charlie Parker and the guitarist Charles Christian. To me, 'blues' meant African culture.

cite as

Igor Stravinksy and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 235. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450867123212 accessed: 1 December, 2022

location of experience: USA

Listeners

Igor Stravinksy
[…] Composer, Conducting, Musician, Pianist
1882-1971

Listening to

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jazz performed by Charles Christian, Charlie Parker, Art Tatum

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1900's
Medium live

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 23 Dec 2015 10:38:43 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:34:24 +0100