“Hmmmm… The first record that I actually went out and bought? That’s a tough one because I had lots of records long before I actually ever bought a record.
Ummm… It might have been a Prince record, ‘Dirty Mind.’ Or it could have been a Stevie Wonder album. Maybe it was a Beatles record and maybe it was a Police record.
I was listening to jazz back then, too. I remember checking out of the music library with a copy of Sonny Rollins’ ‘Saxophone Colossus,’ which was an incredibly influential record for me.
But the first record that I bought probably wasn’t a jazz album.”