In Jazz, As In So Many Arts, Journeymen And Journeywomen Gravitate Toward Manhattan, The Proving Ground And Graveyard Of The Music World But Most Of Them Get Their Start In Local Scenes, Which Tend To Remain Undocumented Along With The Players Who Populate Them In Jackson Street After Hours, Paul De Barros Takes A Meticulous, Affectionate Look At One Such Scene That Thrived In Seattle During The 1940s And 1950s Part Of The Fun Comes From Seeing Legends Say, Ray Charles Or Quincy Jones In Their Pre Legendary State, Scrapping For A Decent Gig But Even Better Are The Oral History Bits, Like The One In Which Ernestine Anderson Discovers Her True Vocation When I Went To Audition At The Eldorado Ballroom, The Piano Player Asked Me What Key Did I Do These Two Songs That I Knew In I Automatically Said C It Turned Out To Be The Wrong Key So I Improvised Around The Melody, Because My Grandmother Had Told Me That If I Wanted To Be A Professional Singer, Once You Start Singing, You Don T Stop When I Finished, One Of The Musicians Told Me I Was A Jazz Singer.
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- 238 pages
- Jackson Street After Hours: The Roots Of Jazz In Seattle
- Paul De Barros
- 15 September 2019 Paul De Barros