I also completely agree.AtomicBomb said:Hey everyone. I've been trying to like jazz for at least 6 years now. Maybe 1 out of 1,000 jazz songs ever make my hairs stand up on my neck.
I agree that guitarists like Joe Pass and Pat Martino were/are impressive, but is it just me or does the neurotic form sound like complete crap?
Okay, so jazz is "good," maybe even "the supreme music of the universe." Why do people like hearing it? There's something about the crazy off-time and complex melodies that make me want to hurl.
There, I said it.:thumb:
The only jazz i like is the older stuff from people like Wes Montgomery or Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue" album. I also liked one particular collaboration between Paco de Lucia and John McLaughlin:rock: . I think that the really good stuff is in the large jazz ensembles. Last spring, i went to one at my university and was absolutely floored:rock: . I was pretty lucky because there was a famous saxophonist named Jeff Coffin who sat in and jammed:afro: which was friggin' awsome lol.
More obscure stuff like Allan Holdsworth or Frank Gambale is just something that i can't grasp or enjoy very much, though i have enormous respect for their musicianship.