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“Daddy, why isn’t there a Best Improviser award at the Grammys?” “Well, son, because most folks just don’t cotton to improvised music.” “Why not, Daddy?” “Well, son, one-third of improvised music is overlong, one-third of it is just plain lazy, and the other third sounds too much like the first two-thirds.” “Then why is improvised music so important, Daddy?” “Well, son, because when you listen to the folks who are good at it, they spontaneously come upon a little something that grabs your ear and makes you feel good, and the music forces you to clap your hands, shake your behind, and think about the sun peeking through clouds on a pretty summer day. And that, son, is better than anything else in the world.” “Wow. Daddy, can we go see the Evan Rapport/Bob Wagner Duo when they play with Trance and the Arcade and Tristana and Katey?” “Sure, son—for you, anything.” At 7:30 p.m. at the District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. $5. (202) 462-7833. (Justin Moyer)