Rare Tuesday Musical Interlude

Jared Bernstein Posted by Jared Bernstein.

From 2009 to 2011, Bernstein was the Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, executive director of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class, and a member of President Obama’s economic team.


My day got off to a great start today thanks to an anonymous gift of the CD The Procrastinator by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan with a stellar group of sidemen, including vibist B....

My day got off to a great start today thanks to an anonymous gift of the CD The Procrastinator by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan with a stellar group of sidemen, including vibist Bobby Hutcherson, recently featured on these pages. (On 2nd thought, I think I just forgot who gave me this CD; my bad, but if you’re an OTEer, please take credit in comments. And thanks! Nothing like the gift of great music.)

Anyway, this blues track was so uplifting, I had to share it. Wayne, Lee, Hutch all make great contributions, but Herbie gets this left hand groove going that I haven’t been able to shake all morning (not that I’d want to).

Or, if you prefer, here’s the quintessential late-bop uptempo Blue Note jam–check out how Hutch jumps right into it, with Herbie feeding him extremely nutritious chords in the background.