Down by the Cuyahoga
with Jim Szabo
Fridays 11:00pm - 2:00am
Jazz is what everything else, ain't.
Jazz is honest and plain, no paint.
Jazz is pretty and soft and sweet
and loud and raucous and indiscreet.
Jazz is a simple smile to greet a friend
or a complex shake of hand to send
a shiver of brotherhood and meld a core togetherness.
Jazz is affable, laughable, unitarian, absolutely non-sectarian.
Jazz is a gift to a willing ear
of love that chills and stifles fear,
embraces, enhances and takes the chances to create a communal tier
of understandingthe humane worth of peace of soul
and peace on earth.
- Oscar Treadwell