Jazz tastes goooood. A quick shot to the taste buds, a zest, the spice of life. It sits on the page or in the mind, stewing, and surprises even the best noses. Jazz is unpredictable, turning suddenly down narrow alleys and bursting into the fray of the busiest thoroughfare. It is quiet when one expects a shout and loud when one expects a whisper. Jazz is off-beat and a melodic syncopation in funky rhythms and laid back beats. Jazz keeps one present.