About 25 years ago, following Stan Getz's appointment as Artist-in-Residence at Stanford University's jazz program, I asked an acquaintance of his how the great tenor saxophonist was adjusting to the rigors of academe. Getz was doing better than ever, apparently—swimming laps every morning, attending meetings to help him stay off the booze and the blow, and even talking about enrolling in sensitivity training. "Go ahead, laugh," my informant said. "But if anybody can benefit from being taught to respect other people's feelings, God... More >>>