Some of my earliest exposure to jazz must have been MJQ on TV...when I was a little kid, I had a standing order with my Mom to wake me early anytime there were any jazz guests on the "Today" show (I have very cool parents). Bear in mind, I come from a little town in Northern Wisconsin, so live jazz was nonexistent. So, the show often featured guests like Ella, George Shearing, Erroll Garner, Ruby Braff and George Barnes, and so on. This was before VCRs, but I actually used to make audio recordings from the TV speaker on our old Wallensack reel to reel recorder! I guess there was no stopping me at that point. And of course, MJQ. I remember that precise, clocklike swing for which they were famous. And of course, always the tuxedos! No wonder I wound up playing jazz for a living, seeing and hearing guys like Percy Heath for my early inspiration.