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Hamp would ask me about tempos in the band: 'Jacquet,' he'd say, 'knock off that tempo.' A lot of jazz musicians didn't prefer to play for dancers, which was their loss, really. But good jazz has always had that dance feel.

Illinois Jacquet


Author Profession: Musician
Nationality: American
Born: October 31, 1922
Died: July 22, 2004


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