Wiping Down The Piano 

Where I work, I wipe down the piano before the show. It's part of my job as the sound tech. One musician joked, "jazz has to be played on a shiny piano" and I laughed. It's a nice, black shiny piano. Some people might feel like it's a chore, or feel like a butler and shirk from the job, but for me it's almost a spiritual exercise.

You see, even though I am at a swanky jazz club, a "carpet joint" if you will, it wasn't so long ago that I worked at another, much more run down club in the city, let's call it…

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