Music soothes the soul. No doubt.
Having no musical training, one of the few regrets of my life, it is sometimes hard for me to really understand jazz. Older jazz from Ella, the Duke, even Glenn Miller...I could understand the rhythm and the feeling. I have a harder time really getting the newer fusion stuff.
The taste for today is a classic from Dave Brubeck. Most everyone is familiar with "Take Five." It's been used as background music everywhere from commercials to ice skating competitions. Written by Brubeck's long time collaborator, sax player Paul Desmond, "Take Five" is an enduring representation of fluidity in jazz.
And, who doesn't need to take five from time to time?