Benny Goodman Quotes

Benny Goodman Quotes: I think my first impression (of Bix Beiderbecke) was the lasting one. I remember very clearly thinking, 'Where, what planet, did this guy come from? Is he from outer space?' I'd never heard anything like the way he played-not in Chicago, no place. The tone-he had this wonderful, ringing cornet tone. He could have played in a symphony orchestra with that tone. But also the intervals he played, the figures-whatever the hell he did. There was a refinement about his playing. You know, in those days I played a little trumpet, and I could play all the solos from his records, by heart.
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Benny Goodman Quote: To this day, I don't like people walking on stage not looking good. You have to look good. If you feel special about yourself then you're going to play special.
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Quotes about Benny Goodman: If a guy's got it, let him give it. I'm selling music, not prejudice.
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