The Mel Torme gig

Mill Run was a popular Chicago stop back when musical acts travelled around the country promoting their records. I had been in the house band at the Beverly Hills Club and the Lookout House in Cincinnati – playing guitar – before I moved to Chicago. The gig starts with a 3 hour rehearsal, probably on the afternoon of opening night. That’s usually a Monday or a Tuesday so you work out the bugs by the time the big crowds show up for the weekends. John Frigo was…