Dexter Gordon Influences Metalica

I learned the other day that jazz great Dexter Gordon was the godfather of Metalica Drummer Lars Ulrich. Considering nothing more than musical genres it seems peculiar. Dex would have still been alive to hear the first few Metalica albums. I wonder what he made of that?
No telling what he thought of it. But as cool as he seemed to be he probably found something to "dig" about Metallica.
Probably being a musician would appreciate the band along with million's of others'......
s'not as if they are a pub band in popularity eh?lol.
Dex would have probably illegally downloaded the entire catalogue and, as a true pirate, refused to give his iPod up to Lars.