Friday, February 24, 2017

jazz origins

"Early jazz pioneer Jelly Roll Morton, whose own name was a euphemism for sex, first developed his own style playing piano in these ‘sporting houses’ and to get extra tips he’d peek at a prostitute and her client through a peephole and time his playing with the pace of their revels."I  
I'm not much of a jazz fan, but I love attempts to suss out the origins of human interest and passion and seriousness.

1 comment:

  1. As my corporate mentor Jeanette Ng Chuey Yean taught me before, forever and ever, "If you cannot snag that job, you can always become an interview expert." I never was able to enjoy jazz, not the slightest bit, I ended up chanting mantras at monasteries instead.