Time Is The Enemy

The following exchange showed up on the Jazz West Coast listserve today. It was attributed to Bill Crow’s book Jazz Anecdotes, although I couldn’t find it there. Wherever it’s from, it deserves wide exposure.

“How late does the band play?”
“About half a beat behind the drummer.”



  1. Bill Crow says

    You’ll find that quip on the first page of the Preface to Jazz Anecdotes.
    (Well, no wonder I couldn’t find it. It was hidden in plain sight. — DR)