Modern jazz has had from the start two main sources whence
came most of the ideas. These two founts, as it were, of
inspiration and of ideas are Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Indisputably
they have enriched the lore of jazz throughout the
world. They have taken what people have built before them,
refashioned it in many ways, added to it, and have sent the jazz
edifice soaring for others to look up to; be inspired by, and,
eventually, build upon.