Addicted to Fun and Learning
- Apr 30, 2018
When i was 23 (1982) i was more ore less introduced in to Jazz. Till that time Beatles, Steely Dan, CSNY, 10cc an so on where my music of choice en lots of soul, funk & disco. So in 1982 i could get hold of some jazz records mostly fusion crossover music from a friend who was on holiday so i borrowed his around 150 jazz records to tape some of them on my Nakamichi BX125. It consisted of artist like David Sanborn, Brecker brothers, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis an so on. At that time i was working in the center of Amsterdam that lasted about 20 years + an Chet Baker was vaguely known by me at the time (in the media more as a drugs addict than a musician) an living in Amsterdam. It is his music that i listen the last 5 years almost daily too an the feeling grabs me still that i had the opportunity to listen live to him at the time which i didn't. An opportunity missed fortunately i can listen to all his melancholic Cool-jazz music still.