What is Jazz? Is it freedom, is it tradition, is it alive, does it continue to evolve and thrive or is it an art form stuck in time? I cannot answer any of these questions or even really tell you what Jazz is. I can tell you how it makes me feel, where it takes me and what it means to me, but best I leave that to the music which does it much more eloquently.
This is the first installment of a series in which I invite my favourite Jazz selectors to curate 45 minutes of tracks that define (albeit briefly) their visions of Jazz and what it means to them. I then attempt to provide my own 45 minutes inspired by their selections. This is a powerful challenge for all involved and will be a deep and transporting journey for the listener as well.
First up we have my good friend and one of the best Jazz selectors around, DJ Jimmy Mac.
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