Grandma Chipman, born on July 29! My Grandmother was so supportive of me growing up. I would stay at her house and she would take me shopping at K-Mart (do they even exist any more?) and I would go straight for the record aisle. (Don't you want some clothes or toys or something? Nope!) There wasn't much but they did have some jazz. She did not know the first thing about jazz and found the names very funny. Duke, Count, Satchmo, LOL So I would pick out the LP'S I wanted and would have to wait until Christmas to actually be able to listen to them. I've included the album covers here of the ones she bought me, including my first Wynton LP. So many good memories. She got me in to see Dizzy Gillespie one time when I wasn't old enough. She called the venue and said I was underage (I think like 7th grade) but she would accompany me, so they let me come. She would show up to every one of my concerts about 2 hours early to get a good seat. LOL So today I thank and honor my Grandmother. Didn't know the first thing about jazz and played a major part of my musical development! Thank you Grandma!
Max Colley III
Spirit Filled Jazz Musician