Vinnie is an innovator, a pioneer, and explorer—daring to venture into the unknown; willing to go out on a limb without inhibition, although not without some fear.
Like most other young, searching musicians, Stan Levey became a dedicated disciple of the ideas of Gillespie and Parker.
Eliot Zigmund played with Bill Evans Trio, Eon with Richie Beirach, Frank Tusa, Don Friedman, Bob Kindred, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Lee Konitz, and others.
Greatness in music is greatness in character. No more fitting epitaph could pay tribute better than this statement on the loss of drumming great Johnny Williams.
The former drummer turned studio bassist "wanted to be a musician, so I became a drummer."