Music to Make the Impossible Possible

Bill Strickland and Various Artists
Release Date: 01/29/2008

In conjunction with the publication of Make the Impossible Possible: One Man’s Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary, Concord Jazz released Music To Make The Impossible Possible. This 14-track companion CD includes jazz tunes by Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan and Nancy Wilson along with others that have inspired visionary, Bill Strickland, throughout his amazing life journey. The CD also includes a new original song, “A World Of Possibility,” written specifically to capture, musically, key messages in the book, an interview with Strickland from a 2006 segment of NPR’s Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz (podcast) as well as a previously unreleased Strickland narrative.


1. A World Of Possibility (Kim Nazarian / Jay Ashby) [previously unreleased]
2. My Romance (Ray Brown / Ralph Moore)
3. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning (Wes Montgomery)
4. Laura (Billy Taylor / Gerry Mulligan)
5. After You’ve Gone (Joe Williams)
6. I Wish I’D Met You (Nancy Wilson)
7. If You Went Away (Sarah Vaughn)
8. Besame Mucho (Cal Tjader / Carmen McRae)
9. Be My Love (Ahmad Jamal)
10. When I Fall In Love (Miles Davis)
11. Começar de Novo (Ivan Lins)
12. Marian McPartland / Bill Strickland Interview [first CD release]
13. Portrait Of Bill (Marian McPartland) [first CD release]
14. Bill Strickland Narrative [previously unreleased]