batiste is from New Orleans, and his heritage informs both his music and his performance style.
batiste does not believe that entertainment is at odds with musical proficiency.
On this night, because of the setup on the small stage, batiste also played with his back to the crowd.
batiste deeply admires Armstrong the entertainer, but knows it took more than a winning smile for his music endure.
batiste is on a national tour, on his own "cause of happiness."
batiste had put out three wooden arm chairs, and a rocker for Madame, on the verandah, whither the party of the tea table retired.
Of all the family, Roseta was the most like her father: a fury for work, as batiste said of himself.
batiste muttered with the cruel satisfaction which the joy of the prohibited produces.
In a short while, new cries awakened batiste from his stupor.
On hearing her sobs, batiste and his wife raised their heads in astonishment.