What are some of the jazz giants that, though you tried, you just can't seem to like ? You can see why they're great, but unfortunately - because they made exceptional music ! - they don't speak to your taste (and ears).
I'll start off with...Mingus. I think "Haitian Fight Song" is one of the grooviest jazz track, "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" one of the most touching ballad, I like parts of "Tijuana...", "Blues & Roots", I admire (but don't love, see) "The Black Saint...", but, all in all, I don't "treasure" any Mingus records. Something about the often manic, polyphonic vibe of his compositions don't seem to fit with me.
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