1. Jazz Pianist George Shearing, on writing the standard “Lullaby of Birdland” — “I wrote it in 10 minutes — I always say 10 minutes and 35 years in the  business — over a steak in my dining room when I lived in New   Jersey.   I went back to that same butcher a thousand times trying to get that  same steak again.” Excerpts from a 1986 interview with Shearing, who died yesterday at the age of 91. View in High-Res

    Jazz Pianist George Shearing, on writing the standard “Lullaby of Birdland” — “I wrote it in 10 minutes — I always say 10 minutes and 35 years in the business — over a steak in my dining room when I lived in New Jersey. I went back to that same butcher a thousand times trying to get that same steak again.” Excerpts from a 1986 interview with Shearing, who died yesterday at the age of 91.

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