What is amazing is how easily traditional musicians all over the world take to [jazz]. Take to improvising together. Itís really ducks to water. Itís always a thrill that once people understand they can be free to play what they want to play, they take off with it.
I love jazz because it swings.
I was first exposed to jazz in Houston.
I met Joe LoCascio and Bob Henschen.
The best show I ever attended was Pat Martino.
The first jazz record I bought was Time Out by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
My advice to new listeners is to relax on 2 and 4 beats.