get the “twist” part out of the way first. Simply put, I’m twisting your
arm again. I need some more contributions.
time, it’s a particular type of submission I’m thinking of, or, more
accurately, a particular subject for submissions. I’ve been turning this
idea over in my mind for a while (and even sounded a couple of you out
on it), and the start of 2004 seems a good time to announce it
want to do is begin a new series called How I Became Interested in Jazz.
you heard a record on the radio that seemed somehow “different” to all
the other music they played. It certainly wasn’t classical music, but it
had some special quality that attracted you away from the
run-of-the-mill pop music everyone else listened to.
an uncle of yours turned up with a new record: “You’ve got to listen to
this!” Or was it seeing the movie The Glenn Miller Story?
it was, if you love jazz, you’ll be sure to remember that magic
occasion. So please write us a piece all about it: I know there will be
lots of readers looking forward to this series.
pointedly, I know that many readers have had an abiding interest in jazz
for decades — some in a professional capacity.
other words, no excuses!