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Dave Willey

My Jazz Story

I love jazz because... when I want something different from the norm, that's the only form of music that works for me. I was first exposed to jazz... from the Ramsey Lewis Trio "The In Crowd" 1965 and "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" 1965 I met [musician name]... Leo Lyons, Rick Lee, Chick Churchill, Joe Gooch, Leslie West, Kim Simmons, Peter Green, Lee Doorman, Ron Bushy, Robin Trower.... The best show I ever attended was... Kim Simmons and Peter Green in the same week - does that count? The first jazz record I bought was... Miles Davis - Kind of Blue My advice to new listeners... support your local artist and venues - buy officially released cd's only Or whatever else you have in mind. Jazz Wasn't My First Love, Far From It - I Still Believe That It's An Acquired Taste, My Advice Is Try Emily Remler First. My Affection For Jazz Music Came From The Band "Ten Years After" and Their Live Album Called "Undead" From 1968. Rock, Jazz, Blues Or Classical It's All Good! "Wood Chopper's Ball" - Woody Herman 1937.

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