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Erik R. Quick

Erik Quick is a practicing lawyer, but collects jazz records and memorabilia with a passion

About Me

A number of things created the initial interest in jazz: my parents bought me an LP of Dave Brubeck's "Jazz Goes to Campus", and I listened to Felix Grant (the legendary Washington, DC jazz DJ). I took notes as I listened to Grant informing the audience about each musician and their place in jazz. Once I got to know Felix and visited him in the studio over the years, the initial interest became an obsession. The obsession was fed when I had a jazz show on an FM station for 4 years, and when I was also a record clerk in the jazz/classical department of a record store for 12 years. In addition to listening, I collect the autographs of each musican/show I see; it is a comprehenive collection, and includes many of the jazz greats alive in my lifetime.

My Favorites

  1. Dextor Gordon - Doin' Alright (Blue Note)
  2. Bill Evans - Re:Person I Knew (Fantasy/OJC)
  3. Don Pullen/George Adams - Song Everlasting (Blue Note)
  4. Duke Ellington - and his mother called him Bill... (RCA/BMG)
  5. Bach: Cello Suites (Bylsma)(Sony)
  6. Bach: Goldberg Variations (1980 recording) (CBS/Cony)
  7. Mozart: String Quintets (Budapest String Quartet)(CBS)
  8. Stephane Grappelly: At the Winery (Concord)
  9. Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D667 (Curzon, members Wiener Oktett; London)
  10. Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto: The Best of Two Worlds (Columbia)
  11. Woody Shaw: The Complete CBS Studio Recordings (Moasic)