Chubby Jackson on Pettiford’s competitive nature:
“I did have a certain amount of fun with him, but all of a sudden there was a very obvious sense of competition between the two of us. But the period I did spend with him my left hand did improve. I always had a pretty fast feeling on the bass, but I found some areas that he showed me, so I have really nothing to say about Oscar except that he was great. He and I didn't have the same time; his was way on top like Walter Page used to be, and mine was more in the middle; if anything it was underneath and then it graduated right square into it. But Oscar always was pulling the band.”
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