Buster Bailey in Chicago - early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 102-103:

When Louis [Armstrong] first came to Chicago, I was at the Sunset with Carroll Dickerson and he came in to join [Joe] Oliver, who had come back from San Francisco. Louis upset Chicago. All the musicians from Isham Jones' band for example, came to Lincoln Gardens to hear the bank Joe had, and especially to hear Louis. What made Louis upset Chicago? Well, they didn't call it drive, they called it 'attack' at the time. Yes, that's what it was, man. They got crazy for his feeling.

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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. 102-103. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434716682436 accessed: 5 July, 2022

location of experience: Chicago

Listeners

Buster Bailey
soprano saxophonist, Clarinetist
1902-1967

Listening to

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jazz performed by King Oliver, Louis Armstrong

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:24:43 +0100
Approved on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:19:00 +0100