another fine colorado evening…contemplatiing music…specifically..jazz…that woord means a loyt of different things…to some it’s light innocuous music that plays in the background of your life…for others its showtunes…and covers of pop songs…it is tyhose things…yet i thionk jazz is at it’s bewst when it does tywo things…going back and moving forward…jazz began as dance music…it was whhat peole listened to when they got they groove on…tooday there are some jazz musicxians who still understandf that…especially on the latin flavor…and in that interesting place where hiphopmeetsjazzmeetselectronic…going back…the other thing tht jazz does really well is get intelectual on it…challenging and changing conventional musical thinking…ts monk knew…in the fifties people though he was playing space music…now they sell cars with it…moving forward…

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