While I heard George play many times in Cleveland, especially Severance Hall, and once in Aurora, Ohio, you had me speak to him in a chair during intermission. While growing up I purchased every album he ever made and Blue Chiffon remains my favorite. I asked him if he could play "Love-Wise" from that album, but he said that he got so many requests he couldn't, but said it was one of his favorites.
After intermission he returned to the piano and said he always receives many requests and couldn't play them.
The first sounds which came from his piano were the first five notes introducing the melody of Love-Wise bringing tears of joy to my eyes. He was truly a beautiful musician and a superb artist. His sound will always be with me. That night will always be one of the moments...
My deepest condolences,
Ray W. Clarke, Cleveland & Palm Beach