Is there any musician in the world today that can play even closely to the man who was the best jazz piano player of all time. Somehow Jazz devolved into just being able to play riffs and come back into the same key. Heywood's "riffs" re-wrote entire melody lines or outlined them in red. I haven't seen or heard of anyone even closely able to handle music as Heywood did. And he wrote so many of his own melodies that became the theme music of so many movies that they have ingrained themselves into the older American psyche.
Will there ever be real musicians again or is music doomed to become nothing more than a man pulling a cat by the tail?