"The vision is never more clear
or the dream more attainable
than when it is viewed
on top of the shoulders
of those who have come before us.
~ Trish Richardson ~
The following list includes some of the people who most influenced the artists in The Soul of Jazz: Stories and Inspiration from Those Who Followed the Song in Their Souls.
Yet these musicians and vocalists are more than just names in a book. They are the foundation on which today's leading jazz musicians built their house of dreams. They are legendary. They are unforgettable. They are talented. They are:
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