why would anyone in their right mind be a jazz musician? i've always felt proud to be a practitioner of a very rare and special, indigenous, american art form. sadly, it is becoming rarer and rarer, especially in this country. that is why i'm giving special consideration to making this my last jazz record. the thing about banging yourself in the head with a hammer is it feels so good when you stop. i'm thinking of pursuing the more stable career of stand-up comic. wish me luck.