Dexter Gordon's balladic tone here is not smooth but rather hazy, raspy and soft -- a 20th century cigarette* elegance and sophistication. Freddie Hubbard counter-balances with a clean tone on trumpet and Horace Parlan tastefully solos on piano.
you've forgotten the word I love you
each memory that we've shared
you ignore every star above you
I can't realise you ever cared
*This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. Proposition 65.