|SS: "What was this last thing, Bird?" CP: "The name of that last tune was 'Repetition'." SS: "Never heard of it." CP: "It was a tune that was released in the Jazz Scene album not long ago, a composition of Neal Hefti's." SS: "An original thing." CP: "An original thing." SS: "Jazz Scene album."
CP: "That's correct." SS: "Who had anything to do with that?" CP: "Well, Neal Hefti, and there was quite a large band on it, with Neal Hefti listed as composer and arranger." SS: "Good. Ah, we also didn't play that because I saw that you had it on the list for this morning, and we had a lot of requests for it and,
ah, it's a beautiful thing, Bird. We get so many calls for it, it's marvelous." CP: "Thank you, Sid." SS: "How about, I'd like to ask you about this new recording that you just made, 'Leap Frog' -- is that the old 'Leap Frog' that Les Brown made with..." CP: "No, it's another thing altogether, it's an original,
something of mine that Norman Granz decided he wanted to call 'Leap Frog'." SS: "And the other side you call 'Relaxing with Lee' -- who's Lee?" CP: "I don't have the slightest idea. They name those tunes after I leave the studio." SS: "They name it af... Could be Lee Konitz, it could be Lee, ah, somebody,
I don't know... You know I only did this, Bird, because you have such a wonderful speaking voice, and not everybody gets a chance to hear you, and I thought that, you know, just gettin' you to talk a little bit would make everybody feel fine. Um, your original... Where is your home by the way?" CP: "Kansas City."
SS: "I was gonna say that. We reach that far." CP: "You do?" SS: "Uh-huh." CP: "There's a chance friends of mine in my home town are listening?" SS: "I wonder if there's a friend in Kansas City this morning who is listening to Charlie Parker and Strings, I wonder would they call Bob Garrity in the snake pit over
there at Justin 6 5454. Who do you think might be listening this morning?" CP: "I don't know. I have a lot of friends in Kansas City." SS: "You have a lot of... You do have a lot of friends in Kansas City. Well, just for kicks -- we've stopped taking requests, you know -- but just for kicks, it'd be real
wonderful if somebody from Kansas City... Hey Garrity! Hey, ah, Dick Lyons! Dick? You listening? Stop runnin' your mouth with Garrity. This is the free hour -- this is the hour you don't work. So listen, you may get a call from Kansas City. If you do, ah, would you sort of rush it out? Anybody from Kansas City
who's listening in this morning, call Justin 6 5454. By they time they get in, I got news for you, we'll be off. But anyhow, if they can get the call through, call Justin 6 5454, and I'm sure that Bird would like to hear from his friends. Bird, what we gonna do next?" CP: "Well, this is a recent recording,
a recent release on the Mercury label -- it was recorded in the last session, 'They Can't Take That Away from Me'." SS: "That's a beautiful tune, ladies and gentlemen, 'They Can't Take That Away from Me'...|
|Voiceover closing announcement (2:10-2:37): "Well, there's Bird and Strings with our theme, 'Jumpin' with Symphony Sid', and I hope you really enjoyed our 55 minute broadcast, our live broadcast here at Birdland, at the jazz corner of the world, Broadway at 52nd Street. And don't forget, if you're looking for musical entertainment, make it here at Birdland. I know that you'll have a lot of fun. Well, that's it, ladies and gentlemen, I hope you had a lot of fun, and for me, well, I cut out. See you at the Apollo Theater this morning..."|