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The show that evening in Chicago lived up to the Newport name by showcasing the finest that jazz has to offer. Generations of past and present came together to create, and to enjoy this treasured art form.
I love jazz because it mixes intellect and emotion in a very spontaneous way.
I was first exposed to jazz by liberating a Coltrane and a Pharoah Sanders record from a friend in NYC and listening to them over and over until I got it.
My advice to new listeners is you have to take the time to listen to some jazz tunes a number of times until it starts to make sense.