i used to hate on jazz bigtime (mostly cuz i didn't know anything, and that's the way i operate...haha)
but now i'm into a lot of it. none of that diana krall pap...or even big band/swing shit...but some coltrane (specifically "inchworm"), medeski, martin and wood, and a lot of the new new york stuff is fucking amazing.
i also like bill frisell's nashville stuff...really pretty guitar work.
and my partner in crime is in this improvisational guitar trio called "the three blind moils"...they just got featured in glen hall's improvisers festival and they played at the dillistillery jazz festival in the experimental room.
they're fucking awesome. impressionistic, dynamic, instantiations of sonic vox.