Monday, September 12, 2005

Monday September 12, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:29 PM

Final arrangements, continued:

Justice at Heaven’s Gate

Gate — Early term for a Jazz musician.
Armstrong is the original Swing Jazz player that’s why they call used to call him ‘Gate.’
All About Jazz

“Armstrong is also frequently cited as the main source or popularizer of words like scat, gate (a greeting among jazz musicians that became a popular WWII term for a buddy or pal)²

² The term apparently goes back to Louis’s own adolescent nickname, ‘Gatemouth.'”
Jazz Institute of Chicago

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