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Blue Note is currently showing a slide show of their top artists at their web site. I thought I'd have a little harmless fun by doing a Separated at Birth for some of them. Note: I have nothing but respect for the people depicted here, and I'm not saying they actually look alike in real life; just in these photos.
I love jazz because it mixes intellect and emotion in a very spontaneous way.
I was first exposed to jazz by liberating a Coltrane and a Pharoah Sanders record from a friend in NYC and listening to them over and over until I got it.
My advice to new listeners is you have to take the time to listen to some jazz tunes a number of times until it starts to make sense.