I can imagine that you have different qualifications for jazz music in mind as expressed in my collection

As I divide my collection in core jazz - mainly bebop from the fourties an fifties, classical - jazz, like by Stuart McKay, and fusion, you surely can come up with New Orleans, or even Dixieland as 'the real jazz'.

Well the latter - Dixieland - is not my cup of tea, somehow I cannot feel much sympathy for it. To me it sounds like it deliberately wants to make jazz music ridiculous. Perhaps I do not grasp the euphoric state it always seems to be in?

Fusion in which the jazz component clearly dominates - I mean jazz with that real jazzy groove - is also acceptable for me to reckon to Jazz.

You see, I've a hard time defining what jazz is.

Please find out yourself what I mean.

Stuart McKay - Fagotte gavotte

 (this is jazz on the edge of classical music)

Other tracks:


Miles Davis & John Coltrane - So What (Live Video)

Thelonious Monk - Well, You Needn't

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Live in '58 Whisper Not

DEXTER GORDON, Stairway To The Stars

The Soft Machine - Slightly All the Time (1/2)

Herbie Hancock (Headhunters) - Cameleon

Miles Davis - U'N'I

Airto Moreira - Wake Up Song

With the fabulous Wayne Shorter on soprano sax and Herbie Hancock on synthesizer

Stuart McKay.MP3 Airto Moreira Identity_Wake Up Song.mp3




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