Posted: 14/07/2016 at 10:57
Jazz, never understood it, never liked it, it takes all sorts I guess. As a pianist accordionist it was classical or folk depending on which instrument I was playing. Brought up on Light Opera, Richard Tauber, Gigli, Tito Gobi and many others. Then Bing Crosby, Chick Henderson, the big bands, Henry Hall, Glen Miller et al, the Beatles to me were the start of a musical desert for decades it appears to be easing a bit now with more musical to me that is, sounds. I was once taken to a jazz club and sat wondering when they would play a tune, with aching ears I left.
If and when I play Piano these days it is Music from the shows, Glen Miller, some Classics, now and again the old favourites from Sgt's mess days when you slowly slid under the piano as the drinks were quaffed, still on Parade next morning though bright as a button stick.
Did see Monty last night it was more by accident not realising he was on a Wednesday, will they please stop messing GW about.