Before I completely signed off for the day, I wanted to share one final piece. Over the past month I've been listening to a lot of music from artist Chris Thile. He is the front man of one of my favorite all-time bands, Punch Brothers, and current host of A Prairie Home Companion on NPR. (Both are excellent, and you should really check out both.)
Anyways Thile, along with musician Brad Mehldau, recently released a jazz album entitled Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau. Its fantastic!! It's full of original compositions, along with some great covers. The musicianship of Thile is quite frankly awe inspiring.
Here's a great example.