Ted Lewis could make the clarinet talk. What it said was put me back in the case!

— Eddie Condon

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[Louis Armstrong] could play a trumpet like nobody else, then put it down and sing a song like no one else could.

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Paul Desmond sounds like a female alcoholic.

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For a bad hangover take the juice of two quarts of whisky.

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Finally Beiderbecke came out with a silver cornet.

He put it to his lips and blew a phrase. The sound came out like a girl saying 'yes'.

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Krupa's drums went through us like a triple bourbon.

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Someday we may have as many followers as the harpsichord.

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As it enters the ear, does it come in like broken glass or does it come in like honey?

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They flat their fifths, we drink ours.

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Brubeck, for instance, is not careless.

He's a studied guy. And even if his picture ends up on the back cover of Life, he's still a studious guy.

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This all came of a conversation I had with [John] Steinbeck once when we were standing in a men's room somewhere. Steinbeck asked me why I didn't play the banjo any more and I told him that went out with the high-button shoes.

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