With my grateful thanks to:
Paul Berman, Phillip Gerard, Donald Gerard, Irene Gunther, Mark Schone, Evan Sarzin, Don Schott, Phillip Schuyler, and Thomas Owens for reading the manuscript. I couldn't have written this book without your invaluable suggestions and comments.
Judith Weinstock, my wife and partner, with whom I have exchanged thoughts about the color of jazz for twenty-five years. Your brilliant mind, abetted by a profound love and knowledge of music, contributed to the genesis of most of the ideas in this book.
Cynthia Harris, Norine Mudrick and my other editors at Greenwood Publishing Group for taking an interest in my manuscript.
Alva Nelson, John Loehrke and Ron Welburn for your whole-hearted cooperation.