Buster Bailey in City of Memphis - 1917
In 1917, we bagan to improvise after hearing recordings of Livery Stable Blues and stuff like that. Also some of the boys had drifted up from New Orleans. There was George Williams, around 1912 and 1913, a great trombone player and a very good musician, composer, and arranger, who also improvised. He played with Handy's reading band [playing from sheet music].
Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It (London, 1992), p. 78. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1471883701845 accessed: 4 December, 2023
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