When I was 19, I worked in a record store. Working there offered me a musical education I might not have ever had anywhere else. I hope that I have passed a deep, rich palate down to my children. I’m not a musician, and I would never pretend to understand the complexities of true Jazz, but I know how it makes me feel, and I like it ! I think in many ways it makes me feel smarter and more sophisticated than I will ever be !
Now anyone that knows me, knows I’m a lyric guy. I love words and stories. I love Tom T Hall and Levon Helm. But there are times, when I need something different, something without words. Sometimes it’s Hawaiian music. Sometimes classical. Sometimes Jazz.
Thanks to all you players out there from Monk to James Taylor. Bach to Willie. All these cats are awesome ( yes when I’m writing the blog about jazz I get to use the word CATS ! Go get ya some, and turn me on to anything I might dig !!!!!