Jazz is what I play for a living.
Musicians don’t retire; they stop when there’s no more music in them.
There is two kinds of music the good and bad. I play the good kind.
Man, if you gotta ask you’ll never know.
What we play is life.
A lotta cats copy the Mona Lisa, but people still line up to see the original.
I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don’t treat me right—shame on you!
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