I got no kick against modern jazz
Unless they try to play it too darn fast
And lose the beauty of the melody
Until it sounds just like a symphony
Obviously, this is at least 90 percent a matter of stringing together words about music that will rhyme and scan (and really, who among us hasn't been there, mutatis mutandis?).
My question: Is it 100? Is there even the germ of a trace of an inkling of something meaningful here? I'm guessing no, but I ask because I came to this realization quite late — listening to The Beatles' Second Album at age 8 or so, I took it for granted that the Fab Four (Chuck Berry being as yet undiscovered) knew more about modern jazz than I did.