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"He was good enough to sit in with any band in the country, but he wasn't good enough to sit in the audience." That is a very sad reality from our past....

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.

Makes you wonder with the crap music that's out and the sissy beefs rap artists have with one another... Would Sonny call Miles out to a street brass battle? "You aint keepin it gangsta homie!"

"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

A picture is worth zillions of words. The pictures of these Jazz musicians are presented in the moments stolen during their solitude, element and all stages of being as human beings and as musicians