I discovered he was probably as influenced by pre-bebop swing styles as he was by his association with Charlie Parker. This was evidenced by the fact that he was never reluctant to swing hard with unabashed joy.
The world of jazz is a musical space with a complex history and haunting appeal--a space to revisit and celebrate. It’s that
amazing moment when you hear a really great song you haven't heard in years and you still know the tune and every word.