Bill Shiner, my sax teacher from the Bronx
He taught Stan Getz, clarinetist Sam Most, saxophonists Lenny Hambro, Steve Marcus,
Noah Brandmark and many others. Bill had a great 'sound' and excellent technique
on all the woodwinds he played, and was perhaps the first person to write out
and show me some basic jazz improvisation ideas, although not a strong improviser himself.