Another dark Monday morning has me feeling melancholy, has me in the mood for the bluer side of jazz.
I have several recordings of Prez doing “Sunny Side of the Street.” This is one of my favorites.
It is Young at his best: evocative, melancholy, painfully human.
Recorded: New York City, NY August 4, 1952
Lester Young – Tenor Sax
Oscar Peterson – Piano
Barney Kessel – Guitar
Ray Brown – Bass
J.C. Heard – Drums