What do jazz musicians drink?
Yes, it does sound like a question Michael Jackson would have asked, but this time it was Martyn Cornell in a perfectly delightful post about the Bull’s Head at Barnes, which features Young’s beer on a handpump in the same room where live jazz is featured.
* drummers, being straight-ahead guys, prefer real ale, particularly Young’s Ordinary.
* bass players go for a beer with some (allegedly) perceived style, such as draught Leffe blonde.
* saxophonists are teetotal, at gigs, anyway, choosing mineral water or tea.
* trumpeters drink Beck’s from the bottle (something to do with exercising the embouchure?).
* piano players choose red wine.
And in the comments we get a dissenting vote: “My brother-in-law, a saxophonist, is especially partial to Chimay.”
Anyway, go read about a 30-year-old LP “inspired” by real ale and real ale breweries.
(About the photo: It is one that New Belgium Brewing shipped out in 2000 when the brewery released the “Worthy Glass” for its ales.)