Here is some of the music that I love. There is no way for me to reflect everything that I'm listening to in one playlist, but this is at least a partial representation of some of the sounds that were in my head as I wrote for my new CD The Magic Number.
And Your Dream Comes True
The Beach Boys
The Next Step
A New Face
On A Good Day
Have One On Me
Three Is a Magic Number
Sunday At Iridium
The Bad Plus
Dave Liebman & Phil Markowitz
Love In The Garden
Man of the Light (2010 MPS Reissue)
Alison Krauss & Union Station
Lonely Runs Both Ways
A Love Supreme, Part IIResolution
A Love Supreme
Trio For Piano, Violin And CelloPassacaille
Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Philippe Muller, Jacques Rouvier
I was first exposed to jazz in 1961 (at age 10) when I was in a shopping arcade in Southport, England with my parents. I fell in love with the music playing over the PA system; Take Five by the Dave Brubeck Quartet
I was first exposed to jazz in 1961 (at age 10) when I was in a shopping arcade in Southport, England with my parents. I fell in love with the music playing over the PA system; Take Five by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. After going through Rock 'n Roll, the Beatles and Heavy Metal/Hard Rock phases over the next eight or so years, I finally bought my first jazz album; We're All Together Again for the First Time by Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan. I was hooked on jazz, and still am 40+ years later.
I moved from England to the USA in 2002, and founded the Brookfield Jazz Society in 2005.
I became editor of the quarterly IAJRC Journalin 2012. The magazine goes to the worldwide membership of the IAJRC (International Association of Jazz Record Collectors) and many major libraries and educational establishments around the world.
As well as being the editor of the IAJRC Journal, I write about jazz and review CDs, vinyl, DVDs and books on jazz.
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