I'm out of town until Friday night. While I'm gone, check this out...
"It's very sad that this music is put on the side, and not many people know about the importance of this art form we call jazz.
"And the other sad thing is that whenever someone has an opportunity to educate people in film about the art form, they always miss the mark. They never show the brilliance of improvisation and what it really is. They show a romantic story, or a story about drugs, or a story about alcohol, or the perennial image of the jazz musician as a child who hasn't grown up; who cares only about sex and alcohol and drugs and music, and really doesn't have any feelings or opinions or ideas or interest about any other things in life. Which is very sad, because it's not true."
—Charlie Haden in Gene Lees' Waiting for Dizzy (1991)