Ok, I know alot of the members, esp mods, here are Jazz musicians and get a chub just thinking about it. But from the limited jazz pieces that I've heard on the local radio stations, I must say that I just don't get it. I mean, must I be a major in music theory to truly appreciate this stuff? I've heard the phrase "it's the notes they're not playing", well that's the biggest peice of crap I've heard. One of my issues with this music is that is seems to have no direction, the music just sounds completely random. Like "hi I'm a trumpet player. Listen to this string of rapid fast notes that may or may not fit into the key signature that everyone else is playing....ooh did you hear that note I just played, of course you didn't, but your dog did!" and it's like that with a solo for each instrument for 10+ minutes. I'm sorry, but I like my music to have some melody or something to make it catchy. I don't want to have to look deep inside myself, interpret the notes on a astral level, and take notes just to enjoy a song. So far there has been one Jazz song that I really really like, if you can identify the genre and maybe suggest some others I may like, great please do. The jazz(ish?) song I like: Tank! (Theme song from Anime Cowboy Bebop) by Yoko Kanno This song actually has some sort of direction, not so much a verse chorus setup, but some underlying theme or feeling that makes me hum (scat?) along. It's energetic and driving.