“Son, if you can’t make money, make friends.” [Said to Mezz Mezzrow circa 1929.]
“Leave it all behind you!” Louis Armstrong.
“Me, doc? Send a sub?” Vic Berton.
“One never knows, do one?” Thomas Waller.
“Sunshine always opens out.” Earl Hines.
“Ain’t it nice?” Alex Hill.
I owe the idea for this post to the Beloved — as well as so much else. She also suggested that I invite JAZZ LIVES readers to send in their favorite and most meaningful jazz wisdoms . . . to add to our collective enlightenment.