George Baquet in New Orleans - early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 37-38:

I was out celebrating with some friends, when we went to a ball at the Odd Fellow's Hall, where Buddy Bolden worked. I remember thinking it was a funny place, nobody took their hats off. It was pretty tough. You paid fifteen cents and walked in. When we came in, we saw the band, six of them, on a low stand. They had their hats on, too, and were resting--pretty sleepy.

We stood behind a column. All of a sudden, Buddy stomps, knocks on the floor with his trumpet to give the beat, and they all sit up straight, wide awake. Buddy held up his cornet, paused to be sure of his embouchure, …   more >>

cite as

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. 37-38. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433499029308 accessed: 7 July, 2022

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

George Baquet
Clarinetist
1883-1949

Listening to

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Make me a pallet on the floor performed by Buddy Bolden
New Orleans jazz band music performed by Buddy Bolden Band

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 05 Jun 2015 11:10:29 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:46:29 +0100