Dexter Gordon and John Coltrane

The Ipod-like device at work served this up this afternoon in one of those miracle sequences, where the tunes seem to have been cued up by some superior spirit.
This song is a fat and languid blues ballad by the all-time master of the genre; a real seminar in feeling, and an essential number for anyone who loves the music of the middle of the last century.
The tune was followed by Unless on Has, by Coltrane, from his Blues Connotation recording. It is a perfect match for Dex’s mood and though full of Coltrane virtuosity, never rushed or insistent.
Two songs later, along came another Dexter masterpiece — one of my all-time favorites: “Don’t Explain”. And I won’t. this stuff has to be heard.

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