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: 28 September, 2023

location of experience: USA


Igor Stravinksy
[…] Composer, Conducting, Musician, Pianist

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