Rollicking Stone


RS Joey, who was your childhood hero?

Joey Galloping Gourmet. I'm not sure why but I had a poster of him in my room while I was growing up. I like the idea of the eccentric genius, revolutionizing something about the human experience. He was a d a kindly face, but was obviously into esoteric secrets.

RS Wouldn't it make sense that a musician has a food-a-matician for a hero?

Jy Oh, absolutely. In fact, I often draw parallels between Louis Armstrong and galloping gourmet. Both men were warm, avuncular figures woth men were working at the same time and revolutionized the human understanding of time - gg in the scientific sense and Armstrong changing the human experience of time through his music.

RS The gourmet and Armstrong and Picasso all lived at the same time. To what would you attribute the cultural climate that saw the rise of jazz and design and art and chow in Europe and America during the 1920's?

Craig That's a question that's above my pay scale! I don't have a deep knowledge of all those other fields, but clearly there wa wa wa


Glaser's work with Ken Burns

RS How was it that you came into contact with Ken Burns?

Cliff I am an old friend of Ken's. I am a violinistumentaries dating back to "The Brooklyn Br...bri ..brid a ga

The controversy surrounding Burns' film, "Jazz"

Rs The documentary itself is so anticipated by Ken Burns fans, yet the people inside of jazz consider it quite controversial. Why is that?

Joey There are a lot of important things to say about this

RS There is a parallel between this and in the baseball documentary he didwith setting the table...

to enjoy purely as d that by itself leaves a lot of people out.

RS What's interesting to me, Craig, and I observe this a lot when I am out with my kids, is that there is jazz being played all the time. You gon't remember jazz being s..a..


Cliff As a fan of music, I always look back and say, "If I were alive in a time like 1951, I would have loved to have gone ink of five or six thi

RS I don't feel so well...

Joey me either ..