They like and respect Mr. Blazer as a person and as a musician. They are good people who want to give something back to the world. But perhaps most importantly, having played just about every style of music there is to play, having spent years in the recording studio and backing world-famous performers, at this stage of their lives, they want to play the music that means the most to them, that they truly love and are masters of - contemporary improvisational music - contemporary jazz. And they want to share that love and mastery with others - aspiring musicians and music lovers alike. Walking in Beauty provides them with a unique opportunity to do this with people they respect and love in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. They want to "Walk the Walk", which, when you come right down to it, is really the dream of most artists who are sincere about their craft.
There are many other very fine and famous musicians who are available and willing to participate in Walking in Beauty projects. Lew, Ron, Abraham, and Ernie are among the most exceptional.