“Benny and Gene! Together Again! ”
by Joe Levinson
Dave Frishberg told me this story back in 1962 in New York. He swore it was true and he should know: he was the pianist that eventful night at the Metropole.
The Metropole! Just saying the name brings back crazy memories. It was a large bar and restaurant smack in the heart of Times Square that featured small and large jazz bands on a narrow stage against the north wall, directly behind the bartenders.