My day got off to a great start today thanks to an anonymous gift of the CD The Procrastinator by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan with a stellar group of sidemen, including vibist Bobby Hutcherson, recently featured on these pages. (On 2nd thought, I think I just forgot who gave me this CD; my bad, but if you’re an OTEer, please take credit in comments. And thanks! Nothing like the gift of great music.)
Anyway, this blues track was so uplifting, I had to share it. Wayne, Lee, Hutch all make great contributions, but Herbie gets this left hand groove going that I haven’t been able to shake all morning (not that I’d want to).
Or, if you prefer, here’s the quintessential late-bop uptempo Blue Note jam–check out how Hutch jumps right into it, with Herbie feeding him extremely nutritious chords in the background.