Jimmy McPartland in New York City - the 1920's

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 279-280:

Back in New York, I was having a couple of drinks with Bud Freeman and Pee Wee Russell one evening in a little speakeasy on 51st Street, when Pee Wee began talking about a trombone player, the greatest thing he had heard in his life… Pee Wee introduced us… [to] Jack Teagarden, from Texas, and looked it. "Fine," we said. "We've been hearing a lot about you, would sure like to hear you play." The guy says, "All right'" gets his horn out, puts it together, blows a couple of warm-up notes and starts to play "Diane." No accompaniment, just neat; he played it solo, and I'm telling you, he …   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. 279-280. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435569370949 accessed: 1 December, 2021

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Jimmy McPartland
cornetist
1907-1991

Listening to

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blues trombone music performed by Jack Teagarden
jazz trombone music performed by Jack Teagarden

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:16:11 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:39:06 +0100