So I would like to propose we start another thread on Jazz. I know not everyone will like this style of music and if they dont they dont have to post simple really!
Jazz was around long before the fifties and covers many styles some you like some you dont.
I became aware of Jazz as a kid and indeed many of my first records were of a British Hybrid marketed as Trad' Jazz. I loved Kenny Ball (Midnight in Moscow) and Acker Bilk (Buena Sierra) and one of my favourites and still are was the Temperance Seven (Pasadena).
They were an introduction to the world of Jazz. I like all forms of music but I still do like Jazz and still buy Jazz recordings.
I love the grainy early recordings of Louis Armstrong, Billie Holliday and Bessie Smith, Bix Beiderdecke, Bunny Berrigan, Mugsy Spanier the early Duke Ellington stuff and early Count Basie with Big Joe Williams, Benny Goodman etc.
I also like modern Jazz especially be bop the sounds of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Mick Mulligan, MJQ but NOT Ornette Coleman a step to far for me !
So if you have any Jazz notes you want to discuss then share your thoughts or experiences here.