During a college music workshop, the great trumpet player, Louis Armstrong, was being asked questions about his early musical training, his trumpet technique, his repertoire, his singing style, etc. Then, a hush came over the audience in anticipation of the legendary Jazzman’s answer to a young student’s question: “Mr. Armstrong, what is Jazz?” Armstrong thought for a moment, then, with a touch of sympathy in his voice, replied, “If you gotta ask, you ain’t got it.”
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