This was our final number of the night. We had a two hour rehearsal in the afternoon, then a two hour concert ending with this tune with three encores. It was outside, hot, and it had been a long day. I don’t know how Chuck Schmidt, our lead trumpet, did all of this by that time. My lip was gone at that point, unless we had a break. Chuck was an amazing trumpet player, and we all knew he would make it in the music business. He played lead trumpet with Buddy Rich’s band for over a year, and Buddy always thought that was his best band during that time.