Milt Hinton in District of Columbia - 20th Century

from Jazz Anecdotes, page 296:

They started with a couple of standards, but there was no response. They even featured the drummer, but that didn't seem to rouse the audience either. Then Jacquet must've figured he had nothing to lose, so he called “Flying Home,” the tune he'd made famous with Hamp's band.

It took a couple of minutes before the audience recognized the tune and started to react. By then Jacquet was soloing and he gave it everything it had, building, honking, screaming, and dancing. All the moves, chorus after chorus. By the time he …   more >>

cite as

Bill Crow, Jazz Anecdotes (New York, 1990), p. 296. accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: District of Columbia


Milt Hinton
jazz musician

Listening to

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'Flying Home' performed by Illinois Jacquet, Lionel Hampton
Hamp's Boogie Woogie performed by Lionel Hampton
Midnight Sun performed by Lionel Hampton

Experience Information

Date/Time 20th Century
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Thu, 03 Dec 2015 10:19:27 +0000
Approved on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:54:50 +0100