10 Albums That Influenced My Musical Taste: Ken Burns Jazz: The Story Of America’s Music: I did not own a jazz album/ cd/ cassette in my life until January 2001 when the Ken Burns Jazz documentary came out. It was immediately hooked. I went out and bought the 5 disc box set and the 22 single artist compilations that were also released. I have expanded my Jazz collection since but without the Ken Burns series I don’t know if I would have ever gotten a lot of great music. A few months ago I re-watched the documentary series.