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The more I listen to most blues releases, the more they sound like every other blues release. The more I listen to Jump, Children! the more I like it. Finis (rhymes with highness) Tasby is a veteran bluesman who spent most of his career as a drummer and bassist, not a singer. His singing is formidably soulful on this CD, recorded with some of Los Angeles' finest blues instrumentalists: Rick Holmstrom, Kid Ramos, Coco Montoya, Larry Taylor, Lester Butler, Rob Rio and Woody Woodford, to name but a few. They really cook on 12 tunes that combine the down-home country-soul of Tasby's native Texas with a swinging sensibility so prevalent in West Coast blues. If you like Lowell Fulson or Jimmy McCracklin previous Tasby employers both you should enjoy this one.
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.