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From Ira Gitler's and Leonard Feather's invaluable Encyclopedia of jazz; (Oxford University Press)

"Quill, Gene (Daniel Eugene) alto sax, clarinet, born in Atlantic City, NJ 12/15/27, died in Atlantic City 12/8/88."
Gene and I were brothers in E flat. Sometimes we would be listening to a record and he would ask me if that was me or him on lead alto. Half the time I couldn't tell. Neither could he. Man! He was the last of the red hot white guys! Like to party and play! So did I! We had a ball. I miss the hell out of him! We made some good records. Listen to them! That is the way that shit goes! God bless Gene Quill.


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