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Why is Jazz Good? Or is it just not?

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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:
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Anybody listen to Weather Report? First time I heard Nubian Sundance I was blown away. Amazing musicians all the way thru their their career.Formed by Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter and several other amazing musicians came & went thru the band. Jaco Pastorius became the Superstar he is while in this band. In fact their were 5 different editions of Weather Report, with Zawinul & Shorter leading the way. I would recommend the Mysterious Traveler CD and go from there. It's just amazing music, by some of the best jazz musicians around. Trust me, sample some, you'll love them. This is music that always inspires me.
I was Raised on Classic Rock, Butt......... I Love Weather Report, Pre & Post Jaco. And Josef's Zawilul Syndicate. Try Mysterious Traveler for a Start.
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