I started listening to these guys in 7th grade. Does not hurt to have a drummer as a father. Joe Zawinul (keyboards) was one of the grandfathers of electronic music, incorporating samples into his compositions with his armory of synths (see his solo record, Dialects). Shorter (sax) is still to this day one of the most talented jazz players and composers to have lived. Erskine (drums) is tremendous, and Jaco (fretless bass) well, Jaco is still my biggest musical influence.