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Connie's Inn Orchestra

Jeffrey Magee

in The Uncrowned King of Swing: Fletcher Henderson and Big Band Jazz

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195090222
eISBN:
9780199871469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090222.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

In the early Depression years, Henderson's band enjoyed a steady job at an elite Harlem nightclub called Connie's Inn. The band, thus known as “Connie's Inn Orchestra” on many of its records, has ... More


A Personal View of the Musicians

Floyd Levin

in Classic Jazz: A Personal View of the Music and the Musicians

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520213609
eISBN:
9780520928985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213609.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the stories of several popular jazz musicians. The accounts in this chapter are from the author's personal encounters with these individuals. Some of these musicians began ... More


The Competition

Con Chapman

in Rabbit's Blues: The Life and Music of Johnny Hodges

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190653903
eISBN:
9780190055288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653903.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

This chapter describes Hodges’s lifelong rivalry—sometimes friendly, sometimes less so—with the other leading alto saxophonist of his era, Benny Carter, along with two other notable altos, Jimmy ... More


Interlude: Nat and Norman: The “Jam Sessions,” 1942–1946

Will Friedwald

in Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190882044
eISBN:
9780190882075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882044.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines how Nat Cole, in the early to mid-1940s, actually enjoyed two careers at the same time; one as leader of a “commercial” trio; the other as a “gigging” jazz pianist. With Norman ... More


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