As a jazz collector with over 1,000 albums (remember those shiny, black circular things?), I have to say that Aruba reminds me of the best elements of jazz: creative, collaborative, improvisational,spontaneous, with a little blues and a whole lot of soul. Here I sometimes recall Miles Davis' tunes "Blue in Green" or "All Blues" from the landmark Kind of Blue or Tina Brooks' "True Blue" from his True Blue album, featuring cover art with many shades of blue. Both of these artists explored the blues as the fundamental language of jazz and then added their own creative stamp. In many ways Aruba is just as essential and foundational, where one is reminded daily of the beauty in life with all its feelings, moods, interpretations, and expressions. A new color: Aruba Blue?