We're just trying to provide something original to the scene. All of my players are great improvisers but we try to build on what we accomplished the night before. But once we play it like that for awhile it inevitablely changes into something else, a different feel, mood, tempo, whatever...so we don't get tired of playing it.
I love jazz because next to my kids, it's the love of my life.
I was first exposed to jazz by Joe Rico from a tiny station in Niagara Falls in 1954 when I was 13.
The best show I ever attended was Maynard Ferguson who blew the roof off Massey Hall in the late 50s.
My advice to new listeners is to listen to everything you can and then listen again.