Eddie Barefield in Kansas City - mid 20th Century

from Jazz Anecdotes, page 298:



I was in Kansas City when he [Charlie Parker] first came out to play. He sounded so bad that we wouldn’t let him play. He went down to Oklahoma and stayed about six months with Buster Smith, who really taught him a lot about his playing. And he came back and just washed everybody out.

cite as

Bill Crow, Jazz Anecdotes (New York, 1990), p. 298. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449141851132 accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Kansas City


Listening to

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performance of 'Unspecified' performed by Charlie Parker

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Thu, 03 Dec 2015 11:24:12 +0000
Approved on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:58:21 +0100