People claim that no good swing exists in Boston. We deny this, while pointing to Jack Hill’s outfit, playing at the Little Dixie over on Mass. Avenue. Despite the foolish economy of cutting the band to six pieces removing Eddie Hawley’s fine bass and Bob Chestnut’s trumpet work, the band still swings. High Diggs (piano) and Dave Chestnut (drums) “kick” right along while Bill Stanley’s trumpet and Daniel Potter’s excellent sax work are worth catching.
Swing column by Michael Levin, Harvard Crimson, May 31, 1940