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STEVE HARGRAVE

My Jazz Story

I love jazz because...it engages the mind, heart and soul all at once. It's alive. I was first exposed to jazz by a pianist I met at a summer job during college: Horace Silver, Brecker Brothers, Thelonius Monk. I met Dexter Gordon, George Benson, James Moody, & Dave Brubeck. The best show I ever attended was "Two Generations of Brubeck", April 1975, University of Missouri, Jesse Auditorium. The first jazz record I bought was Stanley Turrentine, "Don't Mess with Mr. T". CTI. My advice to new listeners is to use internet radio such as Pandora to gain exposure to different jazz styles & tastes. You'll be amazed.

My Favorites

  1. Art Blakey - Night At Birdland Vol. 1
  2. Joe Newman - At Count Basie's
  3. Dexter Gordon - Live at the Village Vanguard
  4. Grant Green - Grantstand
  5. Joe Pass - Virtuoso #1

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