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Pete Fountain

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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

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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

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What we used to say was whoever had the bow tie got to lead the band. There was never any jealousy.

— Pete Fountain

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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

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About Pete Fountain

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Many would perform with the band; and Brenda Lee's sit-in resulted in a duet record album recorded by her and Pete. Awards and honors
2006 Loyola University New Orleans awarded Fountain an honorary degree. He owned his own club in the French Quarter in the 1960s and 1970s.

He has played jazz Dixieland and Creole music. July 3 1930) is an American clarinetist based in New Orleans.

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