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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 it's so different than pop and has an emotional pull that other music does not have.
I was first exposed to jazz when I saw Dave Brubeck in 1974.
The first jazz record I bought was Bitches Brew by Miles Davis.