BLOGGING AND VLOGGING FROM CANADA'S BEST KNOWN UNDISCOVERED OLD WHITE BLUESMAN

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Good jazz is when the leader jumps
on the piano, waves his arms, and yells.
Fine jazz is when a tenor-man lifts
his foot in the air.
Great jazz is when he heaves a piercing note
for 32 bars and collapses
on his hands and knees.
A pure genius of jazz is manifested
when he and the rest of the orchestra
run around the room while the rhythm section
grimaces and dances around their instruments.

                                      Charles Mingus