Who am I?

MY INITIAL INTRODUCTION TO JAZZ BEGINS IN THE LATE 60S AND EARLY ’70S, SINCE THEN I’VE BECOME WHAT SOME DEEM THEMSELVES AS AN AVID JAZZ ENTHUSIAST. DURING THIS TRANSCENDING MUSICAL SOJOURN, I’VE BEEN EXPOSED TO, SOUGHT, AND NAVIGATED THROUGH THE ELEMENTS, INTRICACIES & LAYERS THIS BELOVED GENRE OFFERS.

AS A RESULT, IN RECENT YEARS MY TASTE HAS SHIFTED, UNEARTHED, AND SHAKEN BY THE MYRIAD OF STYLES OF JAZZ THAT HAS WEATHERED THE PERVASIVE STORMS IN LIFE AND EMERGED WITH AN UNYIELDING EFFECT ON LISTENERS AND COLLECTORS ALIKE. ALTHOUGH IT’S BEEN CHALLENGING AT TIMES IN RECENT MEMORY THESE COMPLEX YET ACCESSIBLE VOICINGS EXCEL WITH A DISTINCT AURA AND IMAGERY WHICH HAVE BEEN FIRMLY CEMENTED IN MY MIND, HEART, AND SOUL. JAZZ AS I HEAR IT IS OFTEN VIEWED AS TO COMPLEX COLORED AS AN UNBRIDLED TEMPLATE OF MUSIC THAT SUSTAINED BY THE URGENCY OF UNEXPECTED LAYERS, MELODIES, HARMONIES, TONES, AND TEXTURES that ARE SOULFUL AND EXCEPTIONALLY PROFICIENT YET INTIMATE. THIS IS WHY I EMBRACE, LOVE PASSIONATELY, AND WILL CONTINUE TO LISTEN TO THE NEW, COHESIVE, AND CREATIVE ARTISTS THAT EMERGE AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT.

Rob Young, an avid Jazz, music & art enthusiast

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