Buster Bailey in City of Memphis - 1917

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 78:

In 1917, we bagan to improvise after hearing recordings of Livery Stable Blues and stuff like that. Also some of the boys had drifted up from New Orleans. There was George Williams, around 1912 and 1913, a great trombone player and a very good musician, composer, and arranger, who also improvised. He played with Handy's reading band [playing from sheet music].

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. 78. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1471883701845 accessed: 6 July, 2022

location of experience: City of Memphis

Listeners

Buster Bailey
soprano saxophonist, Clarinetist
1902-1967

Listening to

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Livery Stable Blues

Experience Information

Date/Time 1917
Medium playback

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:35:02 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:35:28 +0100