Originally Posted by ferday
i have a small jazz collection, mostly the "classics" and then some experimental stuff like Zorn. i do like bitches brew a lot, and of course the classic coltrane, hancock, sun ra, etc
try as i might though i just can't really get into jazz anymore. i really do like the jazz influences in metal, from full on jazz-metal like Candiria through to the weird time changes etc. of someone like DEP
I go through stages definitely. Years ago I lived in LA and a friend I was staying with had tickets to the resident jazz orchestra at the Hollywood bowl. The Cayton Hammilton Jazz orchestra. Classic big band. This was the late 90's. Like a modern day version of Duke Ellington. Being a metal guy, I wasn't sure what to expect. I thought they were great....swing. It was actually really enjoyable. Really skilled. In fact, I've seen John Clayton credited playing bass and arranging Diana Krall
He took me to two shows. The tickets were free, so WTF? I was staying with him...wanna go to the Hollywood Bowl. Uh, sure dude....
He turned me on to jazz. After that I bought some music, but eventually felt like jazz was something to be experienced live. And, in some ways I still feel that way.
I do feel now that I have invested in better audio-that jazz really needs a decent sound system for me to appreciate. Whereas the more-what? Visceral nature of rock and metal can more easily be enjoyed on some cheap schiit
That, and I feel like metal of all things has exposed me to these different sounds-ambient, experimental noise rock, even electronic music. And, I'm feeling that with some avant garde and progressive jazz.
Not trying to be a snob.....back to metal.
Edited by markm1 - 3/3/14 at 4:23pm