Songs for Insomniacs 5: Bud Shank, “Gotta Go”

Three geniuses collaborated on this: Bud Shank (sax), Chet Baker (trumpet), and Marty Paich (composer). If I ever took heroin (like Baker), this would be my auto-repeat song. It’s about giving up and giving in without feeling any regret.

There are four units: the modal-based piano riff, the wordless Anita Kerr-styled…