Jack Brymer in New Orleans - 1950

from The Beecham Years, page 91:

New Orleans was another such occasion. At 2 a.m. I found myself leading a very large swing band at some sort of gala reception. At 5 a.m. I was still in my concert 'tails' and jamming away like mad in the middle of the horseshoe-shaped bar of a place called 'The Paddock' with a small all-Negro band of old-time celebrities like Pop Celestine on cornet and Alphonse Picou on the strangest clarinet I have ever see - a tiny replica of a bass clarinet painted with hoops of different colours, and with a small upturned bell at the bottom to balance a metal 'crook' at the top. The sad fact was that …   more >>
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Jack Brymer, The Beecham Years. In From Where I Sit (London, 1979), p. 91. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1422997127327 accessed: 23 July, 2024

location of experience: New Orleans


Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician

Listening to

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unspecified swing and jazz performed by Pop Celestine, Alphonse Picou, Jack Brymer

Experience Information

Date/Time 1950
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Tue, 03 Feb 2015 20:58:48 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:39:05 +0000