Fletcher Henderson in New York City

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 210:

I remember when Joe [Smith] came to New York in 1923, starting with Mamie Smith's Jazz Hounds… Soon, he was almost as well known as Hawk [Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophonist] in Mamie's band, and that same year he joined my outfit at the Roseland Ballroom. Several months previously we had worked together with Ethel Waters on Black Swan records in a combo called Black Swan Troubadours, and toured the country. Joe was the most soulful trumpeter I ever knew, and when he used a felt hat as a mute, it was difficult for me tell if HE was playing or if it was one of the saxophonists. His …   more >>
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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. 210. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435155558032 accessed: 19 May, 2024

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Fletcher Henderson
Arranger, Bandleader, Pianist
1897-1952

Listening to

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jazz trumpet with plunger performed by Black Swan Troubadours, Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra, Joe Smith, Mamie Smith and Her Jazz Hounds

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:19:18 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:37:20 +0100