“Man, you know, these young guys, they know all the modes, they know all the chords, they can play high and low and fast, and they can do amazing things, but the one thing they don’t know is how to leave the bone alone.” — attributed to Gerry Mulligan as quoted by Herb Alpert in a New Yorker piece by Nick Paumgarten (April 10, 2006, page 33).