From what you said, if you haven't heard her before, you might want to take a listen to "Sarah K".YES! Oh I love jazz. I call it slow jazz as opposed to smooth, but it's the same thing. I love Diana Krall... man she's got a sexy voice. But I also like pop Jazz like Donald Fagen solo's and Steely Dan. And of course, all the oldies as mentioned above.
It's interesting that I didn't always like jazz. I didn't get it. Then one day or year, all of a sudden it clicked. now I can't get enough. Very odd.
Some people said Desmond was all technique and no soul, I don't agree.I love Dave Brubeck's music (especially, the lyrical sax playing of Paul Desmond with the quartet). I was fortunate enough to meet Dave and Iola Brubeck at the Blue Note in New York years ago—they very generously signed some LPs and a box set for me.
Anyone who doesn't like this album has to be sick.What's fascinating to me about Kind of Blue (from 1959) is that the speed was off on three of the tunes (Side One of the LP) until a safety recording was discovered—a corrected version didn't appear until 1992 (the CBS Gold Mastersound CD).