Strayhorn et al. in Los Angeles - mid 20th Century

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, page 170:

One night in Los Angeles, some friends from San Francisco and I were roaming around, and we wound up in an after-hours joint on Adams Boulevard called Brother's. Who do you think had stopped by after his job and seated himself at the piano? Nobody but my man Tatum. He was in his usual rare form, and doing all of the most impossible high and harmonic changes. Strays [Billy Strayhorn] was with us, and our friends from San Francisco, Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Holmes. After meeting Art and conversing with him, she hit on the subject of Bach, because she had been studying his music. Something in …   more >>

cite as

Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 170. accessed: 20 May, 2024

location of experience: Los Angeles


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Listening to

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classical music
written by Delius, Bach, Mozart
performed by Art Tatum

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 13:35:17 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:46:24 +0100