My first Jazz CD was A Love Supreme by Coltrane. I was intoxicated by Coolvij advertising for it!
I bought it a Monday afternoon, copied it on MD the evening and it stayed in my MD player untill the end of the week. I listened to it three times a day (at least) for 4 days straight. Nothing else.
At first, I couldn't make much sense of it. It was just burst of notes and tones followed by silences. But at the end of the week, it had become one of my all-time favorite.
The rythm of it, the luxuriant vibrations at the end ... I'm hooked!
So --> Take your time!
I love Miles Davis as well. Kind of Blue and Sketches of Spain are among my favorites ...
At the risk of a flame job...
maybe you should try some of the "smooth Jazz". or more fusion type. Look for Spyro Gyra or Soulive Then you can ease yourself into the more traditional Jazz. For many, this is an aquired taste, but once your hooked your hooked. I will be working on that compilation cd we talked about this weekend and will get it out to you next week.
If certain posters are offended by your comments, there is a solution...they dont have to read them! I for one enjoy taking part (if only vicariously) in your music search. I look forward to your daily posts about what you discover you like and don't. So, please, don't stop those great posts!
I aggree with 2 channel, please share. The board is often very "politically correct". People don't challenge commun beliefs enough. Then a few threads like "Sony a44 rediscovered" or "what albums do you secretly listen to" throw a light hearted and iconoclast note. I think it is good.
I dare say, I don't like Beethoven symphonies either, except for the 9th. And I don't like the voices in the 9th. I don't like opera. I don't like Verdi's Requiem (much prefer Faure).
I know those are considered musical masterpices. So what? I -as in me, individual- don't like it.
I'm willing to avoid labels of quality music and easy listening. You should not listen to specific music pieces in an effort to belong to an "elit". It is about enjoying, right?
Due to limited audio budget, I did not buy much equipment. For me the main benefit of this borad has been discovery of new music. In a few months I discovered:
- Michael Hedges
- Nick Drake
- Miles Davis
This is much better than buying HD600, in my opinion.
So, please keep on rambling about your musical discoveries and disappointments.
And anyway, just take your time, give music a chance, whatever people think of it.
LTUCCI, keep posting -- even negative comments! As long as they're polite, they're very entertaining, and you may learn something.
One possible thing for you to do is to take that Miles Davis recording and play it over and over again. Play it while you do other stuff in other parts of the house, or whatever. Just keep playing it two or three times a day for a few weeks. Eventually you may get used to it and start enjoying it.