Tommy Brookins 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, page 89:

The first time that I heard Freddie Keppard was in the course of a Breakfast Dance given by the Eighth Infantry Regiment at the corner of Thirty-fifth Street and Giles Avenue. The place could hold six to seven thousand people. I was astonished by the power of this musician. He played with assurance and more strongly than any other trumpet player I have ever heard. He was a great trumpet player, possessing a lot of rhythm and an exceptional quality of execution. His style was very different from that of [Louis] Armstrong. It was more lyrical. With his orchestra of eight musicians, Keppard …   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. 89. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433877194301 accessed: 5 July, 2022

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Tommy Brookins
Singing

Listening to

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trumpet music
written by Miles Davis
performed by Freddie Keppard and his orchestra

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 09 Jun 2015 20:13:14 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:15:51 +0100