I read somewhere that of all his compositions Herbie Nichols liked this one best. It’s certainly one of my favorites, and it has something I find relatively rare in jazz – it seems to poke fun at itself.
Here’s another fun one by Hans Teuber, from Skerik’s 2003 live album.
Here’s a song by bassist John Paul Jones from one of my favorite Led Zeppelin albums, Houses of the Holy. I’ve played this on jazz gigs for years, and it gets an enthusiastic response even if people don’t recognize it.
Sonny Clark’s tribute to Baroness Kathleen Annie Pannonica de Koenigswarter, who was a patron and friend of many jazz artists in New York City, most notably Thelonious Monk.
Here’s the funky opening track from one of my favorite Larry Willis albums, Inner Crisis.