Songs and related Episodes
|(39) A Female Jazz Singer
in Seattle Someone
To Watch Over Me
I had a chance to see an old woman Edmonia Jarrett singing in a outlying restaurant in Seattle in summer of 1996. She was a quite famous singer around there.
I got surprised that she sang gSomeone To Watch Over Meh in a very low key; A flat. I got back to Japan and found it an octave lower than Ella.
She and I enjoyed talking between stages. She wrote her autograph on a cover photo of her CD. You see the beautiful handwriting in a photo.@
gKuni, Music is Universal Enjoy, Edmonia Jarretth
I didnft skimp on the tip, of course.
She recorded the album that has a strong title gLive, Live, Live !h after she survived cancer.
Ernestine Anderson(1928- )
Before I arrived in Seattle, I was going to listen to a famous singer in Seattle, Ernestine Anderson at her place. But it is same everywhere to do good business in jazz, she closed that place and she sometimes sings at other places. A jazz piano bar in Minami Aoyama, Japan closed its twenty-year history. I often visited there when I was younger. I hope to see Mr. Arifuku playing the piano, sometime, somewhere.
gWhat a weary worldch Finance Ministry and banks made up this world awful. They blew too much air into the asshole of Japanese economyc and it blew out. Economy is not a rain frog. When I was a child, a junior high school student of the neighborhood caught a rain frog and blew into its asshole. They spend taxpayer money to the bank with bad-deptcseveral hundred billion yen!
A lot of awful things happen here in Japan. If you regard Japan as a peaceful country, you are a careful person. Music makes us forget bad news while we enjoy it.
Translated by Kisshi