Adam Carrillo

My Jazz Story

Published on: 2016-10-13

I love jazz because it is so creative and inspiring. It's a language that few can speak but one that many can enjoy. The best show I ever attended was a Branford Marsalis concert in San Antonio. He was upset at the hotel venue because his accommodations were horrible. He brought that frustration and "anger" to the set and it was fantastic. The energy was palpable. My advice to new listeners is to put on a good set of headphones and just listen to a new artist a day--just pay attention to the details in the rhythm section as the soloist tells a story. It is like reading a good book--it takes you places.