John A Griner
My Jazz Story
I love jazz because...
I was first exposed to jazz in H.S. Return to Forever and Weather Report to Miles’ fusion work, to Miles
Quartets to ‘Trane and I was hooked.
I met Chick, Wayne, Herbie, Pat Metheny, Gary Burton.
The best show I ever attended was Pat Metheny in ‘77-78 Boston touring Bright Size Life.
The first jazz record I bought was Where Have I Known You Before and Mysterious Traveler together.
My advice to new listeners go “six degrees of separation” from Miles.
Or whatever else you have in mind.