Buddy Bolden, Kid Ory, King Oliver, Eddie Lang, Johnny Dodds, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Sidney Bechet, Roy Eldridge, Bud Powell, Fats Navarro. Names that before I began this blog I had little or absolutely no knowledge of. Along with finding out more about the likes of Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk etc., I feel like I've achieved what I set out to do all those years ago - to get a better handle of the origins and the social fabric surrounding jazz. The adventure goes on but I have lost the urge to write about it. Losing the Grooveshark mp3s a while back made me realise the fleeting nature of all things internet. The writings were primarily for me to organise my thoughts but if some jazz novice in the future happens to stumble upon them and takes an interest in what I have written then that is a bonus.
"Jazz is rhythm and meaning."