A couple of things struck me in the interview. First, relative youngster that I am, I had no idea there was such a strong connection between jazz music and riverboat culture. Well it didn’t take long to find out that there are entire tomes dedicated to the subject.
Secondly, while I knew jazz musicians often play some lowly gigs just to pay the rent, hearing Goetting talk about a gig playing backup for a belly dancer was downright incongruous. What an image!
You can listen to the entire interview by clicking on the link below: