There are older men with younger women but you don't see a lot of older women with younger men. There are some women who have been able to do it but not often.
My mother says I was two-and-a-half when I started playing. My father was a minister, and when he went to church in the morning, she would put on Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole and Cole Porter records. I'd crawl up on the piano stool, sit on a phone book and play.
There's a richness to the old works if you look before the 1950s. The chord progressions and the language was more complicated, especially in the jazz and classical world.
Well, I have a lot of food references in my work.
Arthur Potts Dawson