Not all, of course, but many, many!
Rock and roll was just beginning when I grew up (people scratch their heads when I mention the Andrews Sisters as possibly having been the first Rock and Roll group). But I didn't get stuck on that and although Miles's modal stuff was the first subset of jazz that really caught my interest, I always wondered what else was out there. Today I still do that. When people ask me what my favorite jazz is, I say that I haven't heard it yet (because it probably hasn't been played yet). My interest has been drawn to every corner of the earth (I have an album from Mongolia). And my question is still the same: what else is out there?
But many fans my age and younger seem to cut off at a certain point and are only interested in music played before the '60s (or jazz that sounds like it was made before the '60s) and I always wonder why that is.
Jazz is a living music and continues to evolve. So why do so many fans only like the "oldies"?
Is it a question of age? Do people of advanced years always turn nostalgic? If that's the case, why didn't it happen to me?
I have made a lifelong collection of over the top tracks and albums, and while Coleman Hawkins and Stan Kenton made the cut, so did David S. Ware and Transmission.
I don't know what comes next, but when it does, I'll give it a listen. How about you?
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