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The Gwo Ka Master's represents DAVID MURRAY's quintessential exploration of his roots. The Jes Grew Spirit is ever presents: the ghost of the runaway slave, the vehement force of the Ka drums; the glowing saxophone weaving the Havana tones of the brass section into the virtuoso guitar work. David Murray's tenor saxophone ignites the atmosphere with free blasts while the Guadeloupean boulgyel, the traditional, tropical version of the beat box, throws out a line to hip hop. Every Gwo Ka Masters concert is a new exploration of Creolisation, in its most vibrant form.
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.