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The logistical difficulties in putting on concerts such as thisfrom the planning and the personnel coordination to the sound balance and the financial requirementsmakes them a rarity; even rarer is the show like this, where the end result matches the in-the- first-place ambitions, but this one hit the mark. Walking Shadows' live coming out party was a stunner.
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.