"If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know"
"There is two kinds of music, the good, and the bad. I play the good kind."
"We all do 'do, re, mi,' but you have got to find the other notes yourself."
Musicians don't retire; they stop when there's no more music in them.
About Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong grew up poor with his parents not caring for him. He was 13 when he ran out into the street on new years eve and fired a pistol into the air. He was sent to the Colored Waifs Home for Boys, he learned to play the bugle and the clarinet and joined the home's brass band. They played at socials, picnics and funerals for a small fee. He made his first recordings with a band in 1923. He made a tour of Europe in 1932. During a performance for King George V, forgetting that he was not allowed to address the royal family, right before he began to play he yelled out, "This one's for you Rex!"