I realize it’s a funny and rudimentary question - especially since I’ve enjoyed listening to Jazz here and there for years.
But some people absolutely LOVE Jazz and listen to it a LOT.
To me - it seems a bit random, like literally - random. It seems that it revels in being deliberately unpredictable.
If listening to Classical is like a great audiobook - Jazz is like listening to a fascinating podcast unfold.
It occurred to me that it really must require a certain different mode of listening, switching your brain and ears into a different gear than the gear used for listening to ‘classical’ music.
Does anyone here listen to a lot of Jazz and can you explain how your listening shifts, and which elements of it really scratch an itch that other classical music can’t.