Some of the giants who came to pay their respects to 'the boss' -- specifically those with trumpet in hand -- are monsters as well, and their earsplitting high notes ricocheted and reverberated through and around the California Ballroom
I was first exposed to jazz as a child in Boston and at a Sun Ra concert.
I met Jaco Pastorius as a teenager in NYC.
The best show I ever attended was The Gap Band.
The first jazz record I bought was Heavy Weather.