There were good days with Charles, but there were some stormy days. His temper is well known. I used to make him cry simply by telling him how nasty he was. It’s amazing how he could change, storming one minute like he was going to kill someone and blubbering with remorse the next. But he had beauty, a little child’s beauty, about him.
–John Handy in Jazz Matters: Reflections on the Music and Some of its Makers