Tarik, life & times of:

born 1992 in California.  Grew up there.  Became jazz fan in 2003 while in 5th grade (thanks Dad), and have been constantly tapping my foot/snapping my finger ever since. Also began playing trumpet in 5th grade (shout-out to the band teacher for not letting me play saxophone like I wanted).  Discovered Dave Brubeck in 2006, still dealing with consequences.

Graduated from high school in the summer of ’11, briefly studied at a community college. First half of 2012 spent out of school and working.  Went to University down in Dixie in the fall of 2012 as a Nursing major, graduated six years later with a nursing degree, and now I work.  Yahoo.

Became mildly interested in vinyl in 2011, then became an enthusiast the following year as I began to search for Brubeck recordings available only on vinyl.  In the ensuing years, I have spent way too much money increasing my record collection, which is 89% jazz, 5% classical, 5% easy listening albums from the 1950’s & 60’s (don’t judge), and 1% random stuff.  To contact me about the site, talk jazz records, or the like, shoot an email at

6 thoughts on “Bio

  1. Hi there!

    I’ve come across a comment of yours on the LJC blog about you having a copy of Miles Smiles with tracklisting errors in the labels. Would you be able to provide photos of these labels for me please?

    Best wishes,

  2. Honestly, I don’t know how I got to your blog. But let me tell you, it’s wonderful. I am a jazz collector from Buenos Aires, Argentina and I always search for records and recordings. From what I see you are much younger than me, you could be my son, but boy if I had a son like you. It would be the glory.
    I will keep my eyes on your blog, surely you will discover wonderful records.
    Best wishes, Diego Viegas.

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