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Under Your Skin is an exploration on the cultural diversity of music and artists from around the globe - from Popular Music to Jazz, Hip Hop, Reggae, Avantgarde, Experimental, Afrobeat, Drum & Bass, Metal, Electronic, DJ-ing/Turntablism, Folk, Classical and more.
This interview is part of the book project Under your skin" which includes Interviews with David Murray, Ornette Coleman, Chuck D - Public Enemy, Taj Mahal, Yusef Lateef, Melvin Gibbs, Bob James, Malika Zarra, Zap Mama, Les Nubians, Lydia Lunch, Lee Scratch" Perry", Mike Stern, Henry Rollins, Rhonda Smith, DJ KutMasta Kurt, Sepultura, Joe Bowie, Korn and many more.
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.