Coleman Hawkins in Chicago

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 208-209:

I joined Fletcher Henderson in 1925. I was just a kid. […] I was aware of jazz right from the start as a kid [...] through records and I also used to go to all the classical concerts [in Topeka, Kansas]. [...] I saw the early jazz musicians like Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines the first time I was in Chicago.

[...] I used to go to the South Side to hear the jazz musicians.

[...]

Louis and Earl impressed me a good deal, also Jimmie Noone. When I was a kid, that was the best music you could listen to. Benny Goodman, as I remember, used to hear Jimmie Noone a lot …   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. 208-209. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435154825573 accessed: 24 February, 2024

location of experience: Chicago

Listeners

Coleman Hawkins
jazz tenor saxophonist
1904-1969

Listening to

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jazz horn music performed by Buster Bailey, Louis Armstrong, Jimmie Noone, Earl Hines, Joe Smith, Benny Goodman

Experience Information

Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:07:06 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:28:11 +0100