Jimmy McPartland in New York City
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 >>
Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:16:11 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:39:06 +0100