Patrick is one half of the Jazz Bastard podcast.
My Jazz Story
Published on: 2017-09-20
I love jazz because of its mix of art and popular musicit appeals to the ass and the intellect.
I was first exposed to jazz when I picked saxophone as my instrument (so shiny; so many keys) and
looked for music on it.
As far as meeting musiciansJimmie Smith yelled at me once for looking underwhelmed during his
performance at Chicago's
Jazz Showcase. On a happier note, I met Sophie Faught at the Chatterbox in Indianapolis and she
was a fantastic guest on the
The best show I ever attended was (recently) Tomeka Reid Quartet with Mary Halvorson at Chicago
Festival 2015 or so.
The first jazz record I bought was....no idea. Miles' not so good "Man with the Horn" was an early
purchase. I've bought over a
hundred other albums by him sincealmost all of them better than MWTH.
My advice to new listenersthe brain is making new connections all the timewhat seems
impenetrable at first may turn out
to be a favorite later. Be patient and have fun!
I am half of the Jazz Bastard podcastavailable at www.jazzbastard.com.