lol Thanks, man. Yeah, I'm not a musical elitist, but few musical forms turn me off like "smooth jazz," the kind of thing Kenny G plays. I might not dislike it as much if they didn't call it "jazz," which its not. Practically else offers something worthwhile to me.
I probably like Dixieland, Big Band, Swing, Hard Bop and Avante-Garde about equally. I go through my phases where I'll listen to a lot of Jelly Roll, Fats Waller, Sidney Bechet, Django Reinhardt, Coleman Hawkins, Count Basie, early Satch and early Duke. You can really hear the birth and vibrancy of the genre in that music. It's very difficult to describe what I feel when I listen to some of that early stuff. It definitely transports me through time. It's a feeling I like.