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Wandering with the currents Eminating thru certain sounds --- Piano exploring alternatives To the hollowness around. Sax flowing thru the systems, Emotions resound Remembering the actual --- To those passions forever bound As bass and drum activate Recall of lost sounds Still playing in the brain cells Tho the actual long gone.
Save for those brief moments Something in return That allows all these dreams Real fuel to burn: Not enough for any journey --- Fire crackers flashing As the sun goes down.
But better than nothing Hearing music's echoes resound Conjures up your image: Love every moment always found If admitted both were searching To listen to that ancient song.
I love jazz because anything is possible; it has few rules and the best jazz breaks those ones. I prefer free improv because it doesn't really have any rules at all.
I was first exposed to jazz in my teens (in the late sixties).
The first jazz record I bought was Filles de Kilimanjaro by Miles Davis, shortly followed by Extrapolation by John McLaughlin.
My advice to new listeners is to listen as widely as possible and not to make snap judgments--stick with it.