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Saturday, June 14, 2014


Jazz...jazz... jazz  I have no idea why I came to love jazz music, why it appeals to me so much, but it just does. I love the rhythms, the interaction, the chord progressions, the freedom, the improvisations.  Ahhh! 

My love for music was influenced by my Nanay (mother) and Tatay (father). My love for jazz was influenced by my Kuya Benjie.  

I remember him bringing home those LP albums during the 80's of jazz artists like Joe Sample, Lee Ritenour, Dave Gruisin, Bob James, Earl Klugh and many others, and tuning in on Citylite 88.3 FM.  Ang sarap makinig!

I hope I can write about why I love jazz and why you should too, hehe but for now, allow me to share some mp3s with you.  There is a variety of jazz music, but I'm more gravitated toward what's called contemporary and fusion, and those belonging to the smooth jazz category (incl. the lounge and spa music hehe).

First step in learning to love jazz is to realize the dynamics that's involved in the music.  When you listen to a jazz ensemble, you are actually "witnessing" a special collaboration.  The musicians "converse", "elaborate" and "create"...   In other words, listening to jazz involves the imagination - you hear them, you feel them, you see them produce those soul-wrenching sounds and it brings you to a high you can't explain.      

Like the "oldies" and the "spiritual" mp3s, this little utility in is meant to make a few music/audio playlists available to you as some sort of a background music while you're on the net or just working at the computer. For personal use po,   Check out the Taglish article here and the list I'm talking about.

Contemporary Jazz (1980's) Playlist

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