Friday, June 3, 2016

Chicken Dick Jones, the man, the myth, the legend

Chicken Dick Jones was an American avant garde jazz clarinetist who got accidently left behind in the Soviet bloc when the Berlin Wall went up. He became a huge musical sensation in all east bloc countries not because he was good, but because the powers that be used him to show how decadent the west was and how bad jazz music was. Jones had no idea that attendance at his concerts was mandatory in order to educate the workers on the evils of jazz, so he thought he was actually beloved. Towards the end of his career behind the iron curtain he attained the 'he's so bad he's actually kinda of good' label. Some say he was a CIA spy but this has never been confirmed.

1 comment:

Brewella Deville said...

If this isn't the basis for a screenplay, I don't know what is.