You probably have a story about the very first time you were introduced to the music you love the most.

Some of you grew up with jazz all around you in the household and on the radio. But for others, there was a specific moment — and often a specific artist — when the music entered your world.

It could have been a parent, or a sibling, or a friend. Someone took Kind of Blue out of the record sleeve, let the needle drop, and changed your life forever. But maybe the pathway was more complicated; you fell in love with an artist in a completely different genre, and that led you to explore their influences — which just so happened to include several jazz artists.

I was thinking about this lately, so I took to Twitter to ask our followers a simple question.

That struck a chord and sent listeners on a trip down memory lane. More than 140 people responded, and some of the answers were fascinating. So, the next day, I posed the same question in a Facebook post. Another 300 people offered their responses, with more still trickling in.

The most popular responses are the ones you’d expect: Ella Fitzgerald, Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, Oscar Peterson, Louis Armstrong and, towering above all the others, Miles Davis.

Due to the volume of responses, I decided to take it a step further and record them on an Excel spreadsheet. Here they are in chart form.