people were kind enough to lend their support, insight
and inspiration to this project.
Sincere gratitude and thanks to Carlos Santana; Kitsaun King and Tony Kilburn at Santana Management; Bob Rusch at Cadence magazine; Larry Applebaum at the Library of Congress, John Clement at the Institute of Jazz Studies, Tricia Pickens at Guitar Player magazine, Wolfgang Melz, Lena Horne, Robert Stubenrauch of the Charles Lloyd Online Archive, the late Bob Thiele, Dr. Peter Somolo, Sherman Ferguson, Gary Barclay, Sándor Fazekas, Jazz-Institut Darmstadt, Robin Talbot White, Matthew Grant, Tom Lord, Béla Simády, Géza Gábor Simon, Jeffrey Andrew Caddick, Chico Hamilton, Debra Fresquez at Musicians Local 47 and Matthias Kuennecke, Ken Drucker and Bryan Koniarz at Universal Music.
Thanks to my friends Jerry Weber at Jerry's Records in Pittsburgh, PA, and Jerry Horton at the Record Mart in Alexandria, VA.
I'm indebted to those who helped me launch this site: Daryl Slusher, Cindi Vivaldi and -- especially -- Jeff Middour at Dahlman/Middour Design.
Very special thanks to those who helped way beyond expectation: Barbara and John Szabo; Blaise Szabo; Michael Cuscuna (the Jazz Messiah); Medvigy (Micky) Miklós in Budapest; Terri Tilton and Jimmy Stewart; drummer and professor Bob Morin; Göran Ĺkerstedt in Sweden; Paul Hahn in Vancouver, British Columbia; and Maggie and Richard Thompson.
Of course, thank you to Gabor Szabo for the music.
Most of all, there is Dianee, who helps me understand. I dedicate this to her.