About the Author

William Russo, better known as Bill Russo (1928–2003), was an American jazz musician. He is considered one of the greatest jazz composers and arrangers. He founded Columbia College's (Chicago) music department and became the director of its Center for New Music, as well as the college's first full-time faculty member. He was also the Director of Orchestral Studies at Scuola Europea d’Orchestra Jazz in Palermo, Italy.