Bobby Tucker in New York City

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 200:

I played for Lady Day [Billie Holiday] for about two and a half years [1946-1949] and I guess you'd call it quite an experience. [...] I'll always remember the concert at Carnegie Hall when she got out [of prison]. It was one of the greatest thrills of my life.

One thing about Lady, she was the easiest singer I every played [piano] for. […] She had the greatest conception of beat I ever heard. It just didn't matter what kind of song she was singin'. She could sing the fastest tune in the world or else something that was like a dirge, but you could take a metronome and she'd …   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. 200. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436033946558 accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Bobby Tucker
Arranger, Pianist
1923-2007

Listening to

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Female Jazz singing performed by Billie Holiday

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:19:07 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:45:33 +0100