“I remember that my parents had some sort of console record player – a big, blond console deal. I remember that we had real kind of straight-sounding stuff like Lawrence Welk and Ferrante & Teicher – that kind of stuff.
I don’t really remember whether it was the first album that I ever bought, but one of those very first ones was a Benny Goodman album that I bought when I was in high school. It was called ‘The King of Swing’ or something like that. I may still have that album. Jazzy stuff, that’s what I liked back then.”