I'm not entirely sure why it took so long for me to openly appreciate Jazz in life... I think it may have something to do with me feeling very strong emotions whenever I have it on around me.
Jazz is the only genre of music that I can only stand to listen to when I'm in the mood to listen to Jazz. If its on and I don't want to hear jazz, I can't leap out of my chair fast enough to turn the dial or ask someone to change the music.
I've been trying to figure out for years why I'm so "trigger' sensitive to the genre... I guess it speaks to me on a very personal level that I'm not quite ready to contend with.
I am however happy to have a favorite Jazz album. I don't know what it is about this album and specifically the song "Autumn Leaves" but it's a song that I can never grow tired of. Shortly after the opening Miles Davis horn blasts, the song transitions into Miles playing what is in my opinion the most beautiful thing ever etched to vinyl.
Stand out tracks:
Artists: Cannonball Adderley
Album: Somethin' Else
Producer: Alfred Lion
Label: Blue Note
Recorded: Van Gelder Studio