"Jazz is just too abstract for my taste."
Posted by Pugeye on May 11, 2018, 12:34 pm, in reply to "I tried getting into classical and jazz"
Armstrong, Holiday, Fitzgerald and Jordan are jazz, homie. Or did you just mean that *post-swing* is too abstract? That's a common reaction among folks who grew up on rock and decide to explore jazz. Maybe you'll just be content to stick to the early stuff but the more you listen to it, you may find yourself more open to some of the later stuff. Pretty sure that's basically what happened with Tabs when he started checking out jazz within the last few years.
Also, since you like Jordan so much, check out Fats Waller if you haven't already. He's not as bluesy but is similarly goofy and an amazing musician and composer.