Wrote about cornet player Buddy Bolden, in relation to the disappearance and self-renaming of pianist Bobby Henderson. Didn’t know that Bolden was considered to be a founder of jazz, and the leader of the first jazz group. Finding out that Bolden had spent the last 24 years of his life in a psychiatric facility, then known as an insane asylum, suffering from schizophrenia, then known as dementia. Committed as of the age of 30. How Bobby Henderson renamed himself Jody Bolden and disappeared for decades, commencing in 1934, three years after Bolden’s death.
Was, once and forever:
Further alive in Wynton Marsalis: