This one is for Obama, the most swinging U.S. President in history.
Wynton Kelly produced this immortal masterpiece under pressure, and it wasn't just the normal pressure of a high-profile Miles Davis record date, either. Kelly was given specific marching orders to beat Bill Evans at playing the blues.
I'm an Obama fan, but now that he's re-elected, I'm ready for him to show us more of his own relaxed but intense blues ability. I think he's got it in him: Mentioning a warming planet tonight was not just worthy of Wynton Kelly, but even worthy of Paul Chambers.