Twitter has been one of the best things to happen to me. A former coworker introduced me to the service almost three years ago. Initially, it was just a vehicle for work. For almost a year, I did not really take full advantage of it outside of job related projects.
I came back to Twitter about two years ago, looking to connect with other jazz fans. Boy, did I hit pay dirt! The jazz community was jumping! It still continues to grow on Twitter, and I'm continually exposed to legions of fans and musicians that under normal circumstances I would not be privy to.
An example of this is trumpeter, Josh Lawrence. I'm at a loss for words as to how someone this talented flew under my radar, but I am extremely grateful that Twitter put him on it. As the leader of Josh Lawrence Jazz 3, he recently released his second studio album entitled "Roots". Joining him are Ken Pendergast on bass, Mike De Castro on the drums, and Mike Cemprola on the alto sax. Like Josh, all these musicians are new to me, and I am equally grateful to hear them play.
Let's cut to the chase without any pretense, shall we?