This list could go on forever, as there are so many special pieces of music in my life, but here are 11 jazz or jazz-influenced tracks that had a big impact on me when I was coming up in England and still hold a lot of personal meaning.
Spirits of Rhythm
“My Old Man” (Brunswick, 1933)
My father had all the 78s by this great group that featured guitarist Teddy Bunn, and as a kid I loved the unusual [string-band] combination and this track in particular. I even played it in my first band.