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The Norwegian saxophon player, Jan Garbarek had an early breakthrough into the elite of modern jazz in the 60\'s, due to his extensive cooperation with Keith Jarrett. His name is listed next to the big names from the U.S... more
I love jazz because it mixes intellect and emotion in a very spontaneous way.
I was first exposed to jazz by liberating a Coltrane and a Pharoah Sanders record from a friend in NYC and listening to them over and over until I got it.
My advice to new listeners is you have to take the time to listen to some jazz tunes a number of times until it starts to make sense.