Duke Ellington (Presumably Facetiously) on Jazz and Your Daughter’s Disreputable Boyfriend

“Jazz was like the kind of man you wouldn’t want your daughter to associate with.”

Duke Ellington

Quoted in NY Times Magazine, 12 September 1965

Excerpted from: Schapiro, Fred, ed. The Yale Book of Quotations. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.

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