Monday, February 6, 2017

Cacophony? No thanks!

I enjoy jazz a great deal and listen to it often. However, I don't care for the type of jazz that devolves into a chaotic, noisy mess. Just can't get into it no matter what I do.

In terms of sensory reaction, when a jazz song collapses into nothing more than a haphazard, uneven cacophony of sheer noise, I'm driven to skip to another song. Such discordant tunes jar my mind and stoke my agitation.

John Coltrane was, undeniably, a great jazz musician. But all too often I can't make it through many of his songs. :-(