Leon Breeden always knew how to play tunes for the crowd, and since they were going to Russia the next month he chose this big band medley. This is the type of composition that Mr. Breeden would have us sight read on a concert without telling the crowd we were sight-reading. We weren’t sight reading on this performance, but we did it on other performances. He probably didn’t want to take any chances since we were on TV that night. The band hated playing these tunes because we all did it on dance gigs every weekend. However, it was great publicity for the band and we knew it was important to play these tunes.