Austin High Gangs were so inspired by New Orleans jazz that came up the river to Chicago in the early 1920s.
Bud Freeman and the McPartland brothers went the Lincoln Gardens on the South Side of Chicago in 1923.
They heard Louis Armstrong with King Oliver for the first time.
In those days the place was a “blacks-only” club.
Fortunately the bouncer did not notice them.
Freeman later said, “I knew at once I was hearing a master. Louis was the great American voice—a genius—and his guide and idol was King Oliver, and nothing would ever be the same again.”
Also Bix Biederbecke had a huge influence on the young Chicagoans.
Bud Freeman was one of the flame for the New Orleans’ origins of Dixieland.
In addition Austin high school gangs put emphasis harder, faster, more focused on personality and soloing than ensembles.
So their music attracted others who enjoyed palling around and blowing free.
Bud Freemanは1920年代初頭に本物のNew Orleans jazzに傾倒しました。
彼はJimmy McPartland兄弟を誘い、黒人専用の「Lincoln Gardens」に出演していたKing Oliver率いるLouis Armstrong を聞きに行きました。Bud Freemanは二人の演奏に深い感動を覚えたそうです。又、Bix Biederbeckeも新しい音楽を志す彼らに大きな影響を与えました。
Here is Bud Freeman plays ”China Boy” (1940).
Here is Bud Freeman pLays “But Not for Me”.