“My favourite jazzer story: saxophonist and bossa nova king Stan Getz was a notoriously difficult and often unpleasant man. Soon after he died his daughter answered the phone at the family home to someone asking to speak to her dad. ‘I’m sorry, but he died recently,’ she explained. The caller offered his condolences and rang off.
“A few minutes later, the phone rang and the same person again asked to speak to Stan. ‘I’m sorry, but I thought I explained that he died recently,’ said his daughter.
“‘I know,’ replied the caller, ‘I just wanted to make sure it was true.'”