1. Michael Treni Big Band, Boy's Night Out (Bell Production Co.) 2. Tall & Small (Pete Christlieb / Linda Small), High on You (Bosco Records) 3. Kris Berg / Metroplexity Big Band, This Time / Last Year (MAMA Records) 4. Budman / Levy Orchestra, From There to Here (OA2 Records) 5. Frank D'Rone, Double Exposure (Whaling City Sound) 6. Steve Taylor Big Band Explosion, Live in London (i2i Music) 7. Joe Chambers Moving Pictures Orchestra, Live at Dizzy's 8. Bob Wilber and the Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra, Rampage! (Arbors Jazz) 9. Howard University Jazz Ensemble, Ode to Life (HUJE Jazz) 10. DiMartino / Osland Jazz Orchestra, Quotient (Sea Breeze Jazz) 11. Millennium Jazz Orchestra, Pretty Pumps (MJO) 12. University of Kentucky, Go! The Music of Bob Mintzer (Mark Records) 13. Beats & Pieces, Big Ideas (Efpi Records) 14. Empire Jazz Orchestra, Accentuate the Positive (EJO) 15. Eastern Illinois University, Three O'Clock Downbeat (Self Published)
I was first exposed to jazz by my high school girlfriend's father. On the one hand he was the school's Vice Principal, on the other
he was a big Miles Davis fan. He gave me my first jazz record, Miles at the Blackhawk.