JVA

My Jazz Story

Published on: 2019-06-20

I was first exposed to jazz in 1959 when, as a youngster, I was given the album Hi Fi Drums featuring Buddy Rich, Louis Bellson, Chuck Flores, Stan Levy, Irv Cottler, Alvin Stoller and Dave Black... Later, in 1963 I discovered Dave Brubeck's Time Out with Joe Morello. I was hooked. I love the technical mastery of the greats, the intricate interplay between musicians, the never ending explorations and endless creativity. I love the sounds of jazz.