“The Words” NPR profiles jazz lyricists:
Songs can have an effect like no other art form. Great lyricists put in the heart and soul, and master interpreters add the flesh and blood, forging the combination of words and music that makes up the magic of songcraft.
A tribute to “The Singing Instrumentalists“:
Many jazz horn players cite vocalists as their main influence in developing a personal sound. In turn, many vocalists are as inspired by instrumentalists as they are by other singers.