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Two New York jazz titans, guitarist Ben Monder and saxophonist Bill McHenry, meet on their latest release Bloom with ten illustrious free improvisations.
Broad 21st century jazz style expressions meet open sound landscapes on these soothing moods. The music takes you to a relaxed world, whether getting away from the daily reality or just enjoying art at its highest.
I love jazz because anything is possible; it has few rules and the best jazz breaks those ones. I prefer free improv because it doesn't really have any rules at all.
I was first exposed to jazz in my teens (in the late sixties).
The first jazz record I bought was Filles de Kilimanjaro by Miles Davis, shortly followed by Extrapolation by John McLaughlin.
My advice to new listeners is to listen as widely as possible and not to make snap judgments--stick with it.