Product of the 60's & 70's. I was reared up on Dizzy, Miles, Motown, T-Monk and Wes. At age 12, I was Jermaine Jackson's biggest male fan. Therefore, I began a life long addiction for the electric bass. At 17, I began listening to Weather Report. I thought Mirslav Vitous was something to behold. I went to a W.R. show (expecting Mirslav) for the first time. What I got instead was this kid on bass, not much older than me named Alphonso Johnson. Who is this kid and where's Mirslov? Then they broke into "Sweet Nighter". Alphonso, "you da man" I proclaimed. At 19 my love for Chic Corea and Return to Forever blossomed. Stanley Clarke's intro solo still resonates through my body. Later as a musician in Europe (via U.S. Army) I began studying the double (upright) bass all because I wanted to learn Stanley's solo. I found myself drawn to "Fusion" like a moth to a flame. No other music has ever affected me the way Jazz Fusion did. Now all we've got is syrupy, sickeningly, sweet, corporate run, smooth (not so) jazz. Hope you enjoy my Fusion Radio station.