At this time the fashion is to bring something to jazz that I reject. They speak of freedom. But one has no right, under pretext of freeing yourself, to be illogical and incoherent by getting rid of structure and simply piling a lot of notes one on top of the other. Thereâ€™s no beat anymore. You canâ€™t keep time with your foot. I believe that what is happening to jazz with people like Ornette Coleman, for instance, is bad. Thereâ€™s a new idea that consists in destroying everything and find whatâ€™s shocking and unexpected; whereas jazz must first of all tell a story that anyone can understand. â€”Thelonious Monk
Now, can you tell me a story? â€”Lester Young (after listening to a pyrotechnic display by a young hotdog saxophonist).