Lover of jazz for many, many years.
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