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CapRadio's Gary Vercelli tells how it all started with 'Kind of Blue' and LA's KBCA

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Read the transcript - I'm Gary Vercelli and I am celebrating my 40th year as JMD here at Cap Radio in Sacramento.

One day back in the 60's I was walking down Colorado Blvd in Pasadena. A small record store had a speaker posted on the street. I heard the cool modal sounds of Miles Davis beaming over that little speaker. Paul Chambers bass line pulled me into that store like a moth to a flame and I was hooked! 

If you like that you'll love this said the clerk handing me an 8 track tape of Wes Montgomery. I popped that8 track into my 65 mustang and started Bumpin' on Sunset.

As I drove something clicked in my mind and I decided I wanted to work at KBCA, LA's 24hour jazz station when I grew up.

Years later my friend was managing an apartment building in Westwood. He offered me a unit. As it turned out, it was directly across the street from KBCA. I pestered the stations owner for 2 years until I was finally hired. The universe provides and it all began with Kind of Blue.