Felix Mayerhofer et al. in Hull, Quebec - January, 1959

from Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era, pages 310-311:

One of the worst jobs we played was in Hull, Canada, across the bridge from Ottawa, and it was Allen’s fault. He once more became self-destructive. Allen made the sudden decision to play rhythm guitar rather than piano. It was disastrous right from the start but he wouldn’t give up. He wanted the three of us to stand abreast of each other, swaying back and forth like rock bands did at the time. A vocal group is backed by full piano chords and without that you sound weak. And that’s exactly what happened! Allen chunked, chunked, monotonously on the guitar without sustained chords or …   more >>
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Felix Mayerhofer, Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era (2006), p. 310-311. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1423582150172 accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Hull, Quebec


Felix Mayerhofer
trombonist, Bandmaster, Writer

Listening to

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jazz performed by Allen Keller, Felix Mayerhofer, Jeannie Parker

Experience Information

Date/Time January, 1959
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:29:10 +0000