Patrick is one half of the Jazz Bastard podcast.
My Jazz Story
I love jazz because of its mix of art and popular music--it appeals to the ass and the intellect.
I was first exposed to jazz when I picked saxophone as my instrument (so shiny; so many keys) and
looked for music on it.
As far as meeting musicians--Jimmie Smith yelled at me once for looking underwhelmed during his
performance at Chicago's
Jazz Showcase. On a happier note, I met Sophie Faught at the Chatterbox in Indianapolis and she
was a fantastic guest on the
The best show I ever attended was (recently) Tomeka Reid Quartet with Mary Halvorson at Chicago
Festival 2015 or so.
The first jazz record I bought was....no idea. Miles' not so good "Man with the Horn" was an early
purchase. I've bought over a
hundred other albums by him since--almost all of them better than MWTH.
My advice to new listeners--the brain is making new connections all the time--what seems
impenetrable at first may turn out
to be a favorite later. Be patient and have fun!
I am half of the Jazz Bastard podcast--available at www.jazzbastard.com.