Saturday, February 13, 2010

Gray Turning Blues

His blues cure a gray rainy day
So easy, he blows you away
His sax won The Chase
with dizzying grace
A genius at play, Wardell Gray

Today is the birthday of the late tenor sax giant Wardell Gray. His breakout recording was The Chase, a tenor battle with Dexter Gordon, recreating an after-hours jam session. You can hear Gray swinging easy on Sweet and Lovely and Lover Man on Youtube, here. Or not. Apparently Youtube took down those videos. I'm sure you can find Gray's recordings somewhere, like at a record store. Do they still have those?

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