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Goodbye by Gordon Jenkins

Benny Goodman popularized this song as a closer for his concerts and radio broadcasts. I first heard it on the Cannonball and Bill Evans record, “Know What I mean?” Apparently Jenkins composed this song after his first wife died in childbirth, which would explain why it’s so heartbreaking. I have a friend that calls these kinds of tunes “lying on the floor” songs. Listen to Frank Sinatra’s version, and you’ll definitely feel like lying on the floor.

John Ellis – tenor saxophone 
Madison Rast – bass 
Anwar Marshall – drums 

Recorded and mixed by Michael Perez-Cisneros at The Big Orange Sheep 
as of yet, unmastered