[Dixielandjazz] Oldie but Still Goodie
barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Thu Dec 1 07:23:11 PST 2005
Oldie, but I think updated with a few additions.
PS. "If you got up on the bandstand at Minton¹s and couldn¹t play, you were
not only going to be embarrassed by the people ignoring you or booing you,
you might get your ass kicked." Miles Davis
C, E-flat and G go into a bar and order a bottle.
The bartender says, "Sorry, but we don't serve minors."
So E-flat leaves, and C and G have an open fifth between them.
After a few drinks, the fifth is diminished and G is out flat.
F comes in and tries to augment the situation, but is not sharp enough.
D comes in and heads for the bathroom, saying, "Excuse me. I'll just be a
Then A comes in, but the bartender is not convinced that this relative of C
is not a minor.
Then the bartender notices B-flat hiding at the end of the bar and says,
"Get out! You're the seventh minor I've found in this bar tonight."
E-flat comes back the next night in a three-piece suite with nicely shined
shoes. The bartender says, "You're looking sharp tonight. Come on in,
this could be a major development."
E-flat then takes off all his clothes, and sure enough, he's au natural.
Eventually C sobers up and realizes in horror that he's under a rest.
C is brought to trial, found guilty of contributing to the diminution of a
minor, and is sentenced to 10 years of DS without Coda at an upscale
On appeal, however, C is found innocent of any wrongdoing, even accidental.
The judge rules that all contrary motions are bassless.
Question: C was in the bar overnight, is that called, "playing over the
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