Hang My Tears Out To Dry

Ever since Coleman Hawkins recorded his famous version of Body and Soul in 1939, the yardstick by which tenor saxophonists have come to be measured is by their playing on ballads. By that standard, and indeed by any other, Dexter Gordon must be right up there with all the greats. This is his lovely version of the Jule Styne/Sammy Cahn composition I Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry, from the album Go, which is an object lesson in not trying too hard when you’ve got a great tune to work on.


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