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On September 3, 1958, I interviewed George Shearing in a studio at WCAU, Philadelphia (then a CBS station), where I produced and wrote a weekly documentary-type radio show called Accent on Jazz. I had immigrated to the U.S. less than a year earlier and was still acclimatizing myself to working in the real radio world. Compared to a small quonset hut military station in the barren wilds of Keflavik, this was the big time. My interview with Lester Young, in that same studio a week before had not gone so well, but Mr. Shearing gave this one its relative smoothness.