Number 3 in Jazz is Thelonious Monk’s Monk’s Dream.
One track or all of them.
I quite like this song (and yes, this time I clicked the link first, just to make sure I knew–mostly–what I was talking about). As are so many good things, this was not an easy listen when I first heard it. It sounded so formless and abstract to me, but with repeated listening, the patterns (if that’s the word I’m looking for) seemed to just insinuate themselves in me, and it didn’t sound random any more.
That happens with the best music. Sometimes, it never happens for me, and I think, depending on who recommended it to me, “Man, John must see something in this, that I don’t,” or “Man, Bobby’s taste in music is the pits.”
Glad you liked it!
Taste is so subjective. The best one can really do is what you suggest in the last paragraph. Find people whose recommendations have worked out in the past. Not necessarily a sure bet, but a lot better than constantly finding yourself listening to David Hasselhoff.
He’s great. Monk will be showing up again…
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