Tonight at dinner, I played their record with Ben Webster, but I can’t find that online, so go check these out instead:
I recently read Wynton Marsalis’ book Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change You Life. I recommend it if you want to know what Jazz is about. The amazing thing about groups like Oscar Peterson’s trio is the way the performers are listening to each other and can respond and change directions instantly. The skill and attention which are required to be able to do that just staggers me.
There was an interesting paper recently where they placed Jazz musicians in an MRI while they improvised and measured what parts of their brains were active when they did this. This is your brain on jazz.