smokey-jazz azz Club opens on a strong brilliant riff of pink peppercorns with lemon and neroli. The citrus is like the glint off the bell of a trumpet under the spotlight and the peppercorns are the blare of that opening trumpet’s first sounds. It captures your attention and it carries you to the bar for Mme Massenet’s olfactory craft cocktail wherein she adds clary sage to a rich dark rum accord and garnishes it with green vetiver.
"Charles Simic, when asked what he thought of Slam Poetry events: "They are fun, but they have as much to do with poetry as Elvis Presley had to do with Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk." ~ Remembering American jazz pianist and composer, Thelonious Sphere Monk at 98 years (Libra: October 10, 1917 – February 17, 1982). // As pictured: Thelonious Monk, Photograph by W. Eugene Smith