Stephen Cipolla

Lover of jazz for many, many years.

About Me

Lover of jazz for many.many, many years.

My Jazz Story

I love jazz because it is a never-ending collaborative exploration of musical boundaries through spontaneous self-expression. I was first exposed to jazz at around age nine. It was probably Brubeck or Miles. I met Jimmy Cobb, Buster Williams, Javon Jackson, Jeremy Pelt, Ron Carter, Odean Pope, George Barron, Bobby Jankel, Kurt Elling, The best show I ever attended was Gato Barbieri at the Main Point in Bryn Mawr, PA, probably around 1977. The man was on fire. The first jazz record I bought (with my own money) was either "Giant Steps" or Miles' "My Funny Valentine." My advice to new listeners is explore the blues, and the abstract truth.

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