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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Pink Dolphin Street

This photo of a rare "pink" bottle nose dolphin was taken at Lake Calcasieu, Louisiana by a local charter boat captain, Erik Rue. Lake Calcasieu is an inland saltwater estuary, north of the Gulf of Mexico, and the dolphin is an albino with reddish-colored eyes.

It brings to mind the title song of the 1947 movie with Lana Turner: "Green Dolphin Street." The song became a jazz standard performed by Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, and many others. Every Berklee student learns it in their first semester.

Here is John Coltrane performing the tune in Dusseldorf Germany in March of 1960 with members of the Miles Davis Quintet (without Miles). Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums.

Pink is the New Green.