Wednesday, May 19, 2010

In the spirit of not believing everything I read I am asking for help with this: In today's New York Times is an obituary article about the prominent jazz pianist Hank Jones. Describing the contents of Mr. Jones' 12-foot-by-12-foot room just a block away from where I live the authors (Corey Kilgannon and Andy Newman) mention:

"Scattered about were CDs of Debussy, Ravel and Chopin...The Yamaha electric piano had a pair of headphones lying on the keyboard and a music exercise book still on the music stand, along with one of Mr. Jones's compositions.

'He would practice while listening to classical music -- classical was his favorite music,' Mr. Ramirez said." (Mr. Ramirez rented Mr. Jones the room in his apartment.)