Miles w/ MJQ, Dexter Gordon

Wow, this Miles record with the MJQ & Lester Young is cool, European Tour ’56 (Bonus Track Version). The way Lester lays back on How High the Moon is kind of unbelievable. Didn’t listen all the way through, but I sure should will.

I got the idea to listen to a couple of Dex’s records from an interview with Chuck Berg published on Jazz Profiles. I Listened to a compilation of Ballads (called, appropriately enough, Ballads) & Go. The quoting thing is cool – as they say in the interview, you can even catch a bit of Santa Claus is Coming to Town on the recorded version of one of the tracks, though I can’t remember which. His playing sounds real easy & big.

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