Rob used to write for CODA Magazine.
My Jazz Story
I love jazz because it is the most natural form of human expression. Totally improvised just like conversation.
I was first exposed to jazz by my girlfriend when I was 17. And then I became so hungry for jazz that she couldn't stand me
I met Zoot Sims, Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderley, Carmen McRae, Joe Morello, Nick Brignola, and Jimmy
The best show I ever attended was Nick Brignola and Petrus.
The first jazz record I bought was by Count Basie.
My advice to new listeners is to listen to the bass player and you will hear all the music that surrounds it.