Sonny Stitt (1953) [b.1924 - d.1982] No one had a harder time dealing with Charlie Parker's legacy than this superb musician, whose sound and ideas on alto sax sounded so much like Bird's that he switched to tenor in order to be seen and heard as his own man.
Once upon a time, I played, I started too late to get beyond Vivaldi and Mozart and lacked the time to continue. Still, I love classical music and opera plus jazz and folk (including dancing) and painting and architecture and good photography and typography and, of course, poetry and fiction. I am, after all, a writer. Just listen.