I think my first blog will be about Jazz. I just love it, and the more I play it and listen to it the more I realize that little else is really music to me. Lately I am listening to a lot of what I would call pocket jazz. Golson, Nat and Cannonball, Horace Silver. Holy moly. I wish I could Play/think like that.
Other cats i am only now starting to appreciate include Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry, and Bobby Hutcherson. Such amazing brains.