Now, more importantly.....I demand to know why you do not like jazz! I take deep personal exception to the fact that our record collections are not the same! This is very distressing as I am unwilling to accept that other people, especially you, will not listen to Bebop. In fact, I am very sure you are responsible for making other people not like jazz.
Ok, now listen. I also enjoy jazz, and have a large amount of vinyl. But Bebop? That's just going too far. As much as I respect Coltrane, I think Giant Steps
was one of the worst things to happen to the genre. I'm a big fan of swing, the kind of luxurious melodies you listen to is a smoky bar, or the big jump sound that gets you on the floor and moving. But then things started getting faster
, and wankier
, and worst of all most people who tried to do it sucked at it
. So I veered straight into Free Jazz, where you knew
it was supposed to be one huge cacophony.
Oh, but Roger: Did you know you can find Nina Simone in the jazz section most often?