Louis Armstrong in Chicago - 8 July, 1922

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 103-104:

…[W]hen King Joe Oliver, the trumpet man of those days, sent for me to leave New Orleans and join him at Lincoln Gardens to play second trumpet to his first trumpet, I jumped sky-high with joy… I arrived in Chicago about eleven o'clock the night of July 8th 1922… The King was already at work. I had no one to meet me. I took a cab and went directly to the Gardens. When I was getting out of the cab and paying the driver, I could hear the King's band playing some kind of real jump number. Believe me, they were really jumpin' in fine fashion. I said to myself, "My Gawd, I wonder if …   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. 103-104. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436025326373 accessed: 7 July, 2022

location of experience: Chicago

Listeners

Louis Armstrong
entertainer, trumpeter, Bandleader, Singing
1901-1971

Listening to

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swing jazz performance performed by Lil Armstrong, Bill Johnson, Honoré Dutrey, Baby Dodds, Johnny Dodds, King Oliver

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 July, 1922
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:55:26 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:16:57 +0100