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Jack Teagarden

Composer

“Funny thing about Louis, I’ve seen him play jazz for audiences that go for Lombardo and that kind of music. Yet when he’s through playing, they come up and tell him, ‘Louis, that’s the sweetest trumpet I’ve ever heard.’ I used to get a real kick out of that. Something else, too: I’ve never yet seen Louis Armstrong fail to please anybody with his playing. It’s something innate with him-he just… Read more
“Funny thing about Louis, I’ve seen him play jazz for audiences that go for Lombardo and that kind of music. Yet when he’s through playing, they come up and tell him, ‘Louis, that’s the sweetest trumpet I’ve ever heard.’ I used to get a real kick out of that. Something else, too: I’ve never yet seen Louis Armstrong fail to please anybody with his playing. It’s something innate with him-he just can’t miss.” Read less
Jack Teagarden