Ha! We are, of course, of two minds. Against Thom doesn’t want any messy, complicated overtones or nuance. Give me somethin’ to get my heart pumpin’! Charlie Parker!Dizzy Gillespie! Sonny Rollins! Pouty Thom wants to close his eyes and listen to musical heartache. Billie, Lester, early Miles, later Colemn Hawkins. These days, I’m mostly pouty.
What about you, Jules? Charlie Parker or Lester Young? Bird or Prez?