BIlly Eckstine in New York City - the 1940's

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 355-358:

There used to be a joint in New York, a late spot up on 138th, called Clark Monroe's Uptown House, where the guys all jammed. I had learned trumpet--fooling around with it, you know--and used to go out and jam at Monroe's. Bird [Charlie Parker] used to go down there and blow every night while he was with McShann at the Savoy and he just played gorgeous.

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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. 355-358. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435923333818 accessed: 10 August, 2022

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

BIlly Eckstine
blues singer, popular-music singer, Bandleader
1914-1993

Listening to

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jazz horn music performed by Charlie Parker

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1940's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:35:34 +0100
Approved on Mon, 05 Sep 2016 15:46:43 +0100