Kenny Clarke - 1941

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 342:

[Thelonius] Monk had his own ideas about things, as far as harmonies were concerned. But Dizzy was more advanced than any of them. Diz, by the way, was the first one I heard play "How High the Moon" in any other tempo than what had been the usual slow tempo up to that point. That was about 1941.
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. 342. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435840243985 accessed: 10 December, 2023

Listeners

Kenny Clarke
jazz drummer, Bandleader
1914-1985

Experience Information

Date/Time 1941
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:30:44 +0100
Approved on Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:06:41 +0100