Quotations by Pete Fountain

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Born: Thursday, July 3, 1930
Profession: Musician
Nationality: American

I was improvising before I was reading music. I was just trying to play things on the clarinet by ear. I think my ear is one of my greatest assets.
- Pete Fountain
(Keywords: Music, Play, Reading, Trying)

If I had grown up in any place but New Orleans, I don't think my career would have taken off. I wouldn't have heard the music that was around this town. There was so much going on when I was a kid.
- Pete Fountain
(Keywords: Music, Career)

What we used to say was whoever had the bow tie got to lead the band. There was never any jealousy.
- Pete Fountain
(Keywords: Jealousy)

You know, it's funny... when you're making money, people don't think you're playing jazz. Now when you're not making money, people think that you're a good jazz musician.
- Pete Fountain
(Keywords: Funny, Money, People, Jazz, Now)

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