My Jazz Story
I love jazz because... Grew up with Pat Metheny, AL Demiola and George
(stop pounding on the keys) Winston; but never embraced or understood
more traditional and avant garde jazz. Then, in middle age, my
brother gave me Jazz at the Pawn shop and at the same time, I found
Bill Evans, Sunday at the Village Vangaurd album and Miles Davis song
So What. Changed my world. I am still developing the skill to digest,
appreciate and enjoy the more complex side of jazz, but it is
happening. I am coming to embrace more and more complicated things.
I was first exposed to jazz... See above. Not much formal exposure
I met [musician name]... No one.
The best show I ever attended was... yet to be.
The first jazz record I bought was... Bill Evans, Sunday at the
My advice to new listeners... be patient with yourself. One day that
track that sounds like a cacophony, may dazzle and amaze you as your
attention follows several players at once and you suddenly get it.