some seasoned players mostly young their saxophones slung at hour hand angles lightning rods bringing the sound to ground wait at electrified attention to play with the small stage piano eyes unfocused listen learn blow their hearts out a horn break the chains of Sonny and Trane reinvent the language a phrase at a time bite the reed to the rubber breathe warm life into cold brass alchemy then back benched bathed in offstage light pensive patience prays to find salvation in a song
I love jazz because transports me to another reality.
I was first exposed to jazz a concert on the lake many years ago.
I met many musicians at various international jazz festivals.
The best show I ever attended was Jazzascona in Suisse.
The first jazz record I bought was Miles Davis and John Coltrane.
My advice to new listeners is listen to music with an open mind.
Listen, think and share jazz everywhere.