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Drew Paralic Jazz Composer: Music influences

In no particular order:

Desmond, Brubeck, Prez, Billie, Bill Evans, Tony Bennett, Duke, Count, Monk, Barry Harris, Milt Hinton, Bird, Diz, Miles, Trane, Ella, Louis, Anita, Rosie Clooney, MJQ, Abbey, Sarah, Frank, Chet...

Al Green, Otis, Gladys/Pips, Sam Cooke, Smokey, Stevie, Temps, Aretha...

The Police, Tom Waits, Talking Heads, Manhattan Transfer, Bob Marley, Leonard Cohen, Elton John, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Depeche Mode...

Bach, Beethoven, Satie, Mozart, Glen Gould, Horowitz, Chopin, Del Tredici, Yo-Yo Ma...

Harold Arlen, both Gershwins, Kern, Cole Porter, Mercer, Hoagy...

I could be up all night doing this!!!!!!!

AND OF COURSE ALL THE TALENTED MUSICIANS I HAD THE PLEASURE TO WORK WITH IN THE WORKSHOPS OF MILT HINTON, BARRY HARRIS, AT THE JAZZ MOBILE, AT BERKLEE, AND ON MY CDs.