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Help me to release Pent-up emotions Thru flowing sounds That re-activate your image Playing til dawn Such amazing music Meticulously done Flowing with love's charms Yet so unique the aural angle In a world of its own Kept me company When the rest I'd blown.
Swallowed by time Yet right here each moment Listening to tunes --- The warmth of your bones Flowing thru those sounds Invading brain's home With a warmth, a deep passion That can never be gone.
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.