Music has also had more than its fair share of run-ins with this secondary color of note. While one can toss off a list of artists with surnames born of this color, like the inimitably soulful Al Green, punk rock purveyors Green Day or swooning pop singer Jackie Greene, the relationship goes deeper. Yes, jazz also has its list of individuals who fall into this categorylike the legendary guitarist Grant Green, big band trombonist Urbie Green, saxophonist Bunky Green and pianist Benny Greenbut they had no control over their relationship with this color and were born into it. With all of its brilliant shades and hues, the color green has worked its way into the jazz color spectrum in countless ways and this month's Old, New Borrowed and Blue explores many of these relationships.
and Dolphy are joined at the hip as they dole out a hip bass riff to start things off. As the song unfolds, this riff helps to underscore Freddie Hubbard's muted, nonchalant delivery of the melody. Dolphy takes control of the melody and then launches into an inspired flight over the rhythm section before handing it back to Hubbard. Haynes remains for Tucker's soloproviding some solid swing supportbut everybody else sits this one out. While pianist Jaki Byard remains in a purely supportive role here, his tasteful compingincluding his ascending little jabs as the song beginsadds volumes to this performance and Dolphy's take on this green giant-of-a-song deserves to be heard by a greater portion of the jazz listening public.
While he plays flute, bass clarinet and saxophone on this albumhis first as a leaderhe focuses on bass clarinet for this specific track. Bassist George Andrew Tucker
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