Interviewer: Can you remember how Frank Teschemacher reacted to the passing of Bix Beiderbecke? Is that too hard to recall?
Jess Stacy: No it isnt, because he cried. Teschemacher was crazy and nuts about Bix, ya know. He idolized the ground he walked on. And he took it very hard, well, so did I. But Teschemacher actually cried. I was with him when we got the news.
Interview with pianist Jess Stacy on a radio program honoring what would have been Bix Beiderbeckes 87th birthday, 1990
Of all the people generally associated with me in early Chicago, he [Teschemacher] was the most musically talented, with the exception of Bix [Beiderbecke], whom he idolized.
Eddie Condon about fellow musician and friend Frank Teschemacher