August 23, 2005

Your New Favorite Song.

Soundtrack to an Imaginary Wes Anderson Film, Track #7.

Lee Morgan was all of 25 when he released this absolutely infectious Blue Note track in 1963, on the album of the same name. "The Sidewinder" is one of those tunes that worms its way into your head; doesn't matter whether it's somewhat overplayed or can be found on all those roots of boogaloo / roots of acid-jazz type compilations (because you can certainly hear it), because it doesn't dull its groovy vitality one bit. While I hate to say that it's perfect as background music for parties or cooking or, perhaps, a Wes Anderson film (but it's true), there's also some damn fine trumpet playing from Morgan, as well as Joe Henderson on sax.

Hear it (m4a, 14.1 mb)

Posted by the wily filipino at August 23, 2005 11:26 PM
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