Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The Great Northwoods
I like jazz, swing and blues a lot. Each is highly distinctive; to like one is not necessarily to like them all. I grew up in a home listening to lots of music, including jazz and swing. Jazz grew on me. Miles Davis' Kind of Blue is momentous. I had the pleasure of seeing McCoy Tyner, who played with Miles Davis and is an amazing pianist. I discovered blues as a teen and saw B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayall, and others in the day when I crawled around bars and concert halls.
Swing....I wish I'd been able to see Benny Goodman play, he was a master. My wife saw Duke Ellington and I'm still jealous.
Gershwin's music can make me cry.
"When we are young we generally estimate an opinion by the size of the person that holds it, but later we find that is an uncertain rule, for we realize that there are times when a hornet's opinion disturbs us more than an emperor's" - Mark Twain
"The noblest work of God? Man. Who found it out? Man." - Mark Twain
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." - H.L. Menken