There were a lot of times where there was a great deal of fodder recorded and played, because there was a market for it - just as there is today. And there were more bad bands than there were good bands - I think that should always be remembered.

— Woody Herman

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Musically, the bebop route was magnificent, but businesswise, it was the dumbest thing I ever did.


My only claim to fame, if I have one, is that I'm an editor.


We might as well swing boys, because Stravinsky cuts us all.


I'm going to be on the road for the rest of my life.


The singing was something I got from my father.


Some guys dig ditches, I have a band. It's what I do