I think this is good stuff and hope to see much more of it. Unfortunately over the past few years we have seen albums from Hank with great tunes ( you can'r argue with the marketing department) but we saw little of Hank's musical originality. Maybe now he has stopped touring/recording he will find time to express a littlle of this passion for jazz.
By the way, did you manage to see my new Squidoo lens on how to write songs. A work in progress, yes, but I am more likely to add to this than adding the song writing resources to this blog. Squidoo pays better (LOL) but I will be keeping you up to date on my progress there.