So the hardworking staff repaired to the Global Worldwide Headquarters ’round midnight to do a little ruminating and construing, and – resignedly – flipped the radio on to WCRB (since WGBH radio has abandoned jazz for a bunch of yack yack yack).
Here’s the problem:
1) The hardlistening staff isn’t smart enough to understand classical music;
2) The classical stuff is nice, but it doesn’t propel us the way Anita O’Day could or Clifford Brown could or Thelonious Monk did.
To cop from Wordsworth:
JACKSON! thou shouldst be spinning at this hour:
Boston has need of thee: she is a fen
Of stagnant music . . .
Not to say Jazz Paradise Lost, but close.