The Free Jazz Player’s guide to Romance

I still like this.

Todd Harper: composer/performer

I first published this back in 2012!: Here  it is again for those who missed it.

Q; What do you call a jazz musician without a girlfriend?
A Homeless.

Dear young player.
Welcome. You have finally become a minority among minorities. Feeling musically inauthentic because you are a white boy, and therefore not soulful? As you know, “ soul is based on experiences of suffering”. CONGRATULATIONS! You will suffer a lot, and besides being broke, you will most likely spend a significant amount of time alone. You will be obscure, unheard. You might even get soul!

You are probably interested in romance, and want to connect to the opposite sex*. ( * I will discuss this aspect with my expert friend Ruben about gay male jazz relations)Here are a handful of tried and true suggestions which may give you an advantage.

1. If a woman looks at you while you…

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