When I start listening to “Take Five,” I simply cannot stop!
Like most if not all of my jazz albums, the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s Time Out reminds me of my 20s. I was pretty hardcore into jazz back then. I always loved jazz, as I had always loved music in general, but in my 20s I became deeply involved in it thanks to an obsession with Jack Kerouac and the Beats. I drew from jazz the same inspiration as a writer that Ti Jean did, and I wrote hundreds of thousands of words thanks to the music.
I didn’t study jazz as I did rock and roll, so I would never claim to be an expert. And though I would like to be more of an authority on it I am satisfied for now being emotionally and intellectually and creatively moved by jazz music. The albums I loved in my 20s represent more of a general space in time than…
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