With Duke Ellington meets Coleman Hawkins, the biggest thrill is the first tune"Limbo Jazz", were Sam is heard vocalizing on the tune unaware the he's being recorded. I'm so glad Duke release this cut as is. I always get a kick out of hearing it. Of course the whole session is full of great playing by everyone. The tune started my friendship with Tom Pethic when I thanked him on air for playing it on Jazz90.1, introduced myself. Thanks, Tom.
As a Part 2 to this Sunday Muse Day, and in honor of Duke, I sharing a rough version original tune Jazzy Birthday (More or Les). The "Les" in the title refers to a old friend of Les Bernstein, not Les Paul the great guitar player, and father (inventor) of the solid body electric guitar, although it could, also. It's a work in progress. Here are lyrics to this, but they're not ready, well... I'm not ready to torture people with vocals. I could hear Giamono Gates doing it.
This is actually what I started my Sunday Music Muse Day post to explore my music side. They will never be a perfect, but I hope they're fun.