Gary Steele Blindfolded
GS: I was playing in Chicago in '62. Maybe Hank Jones or one of those guys. Hawk always played a ballad with a little lift to it. You'd never hear the bassist playing in two on any of his ballads. (Bowed bass solo starts) Oh, forget it! I just knocked a couple of stars off of this one. Geezus. That's why I always left the bow at home, or "lost the bow. I was working with some of these singers. Maybe Sarah Vaughn or something (would say) "you gotta get a bow you know, and I'd say "Who stole my bow? Have you seen my bow? (Laughs)
AAJ: They didn't expect you to sing along to it did they?
GS: Slam Stewart was famous for singing along but I don't think he ever recorded with Hawk. For that Arco playing, 3 stars. Two and a half. That was horrible.