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Lester Young: "This bitch to Fletcher’s wife would take me down to the basement to the old windup phonograph and ask me, “Lester, can’t you play like this?” Coleman Hawkins things. That bitch would wake me up at nine o’clock to try to teach me to play like Hawkins. And she played trumpet herself – circus trumpet! I had in mind what I wanted to play, and I was going to play that way. That’s the only time that ever happened, someone telling me to play differently from the way I wanted to." ♪