|Michael Burman (2001)|
|Born in South Wales, Michael discovered jazz by accident in his early teens when he misheard the title of a piece of music coming up on the radio and began to record Johnny Hodges and Things Ain't What They Used to Be with Duke Ellington, on his reel-to-reel recorder.
"I was a true child of the 60s, so of course I also listened to the Beatles, the Stones, the Hollies, Dusty Springfield, Manfred Mann, the Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, the Moody Blues, and Spencer Davis," recalls the Peninsula-based software programmer.
"But at the same time I loved jazz music. There was very little jazz on the radio (BBC) in those days - only two hours per week, so it was difficult to hear a lot of jazz. But in my mid-teens I discovered, to my surprise, that there were several other 'weird' kids at my school, and we used to listen to each others' music: Cannonball, Miles, Oliver Nelson, Jazz Messingers."
|# 1||Dave Brubeck||Dave Digs Disney||Someday My Prince Will Come||(Columbia)|
|# 2||Charlie Parker||Yardbird Suite||Ko-Ko||(Rhino)|
|# 3||Thelonious Monk||Monk||We See||(OJC)|
|# 4||Frank Sinatra||Songs for Swingin' Lovers||Old Devil Moon||(Capitol)|
|# 5||Oscar Peterson Trio with Milt Jackson||Very Tall||Work Song||(Verve)|
|# 6||Dick Hyman||Music of 1937||Bei Mir Bist Du Schön||(Concord)|
|# 7||Johnny Hodges||The Complete Verve Johnny Hodges Small Group Sessions, 1956-61||The Last Time I Saw Paris||(Mosaic)|
|# 8||Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band featuring Zoot Sims||Concert Jazz Band Compact Jazz||Apple Core||(Verve)|
|Book||Anthony Powell, "A Dance to the Music of Time"|
|Luxury Item||A kettle, a teapot, and a supply of black tea|
Ron E. Beck